‘Please Explain Your Rationale for the Rainbow’ Must Have Been a Terrifying E-mail

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Can't even handle this. Photo: Business Insider

Is there a name for when you feel genuine sympathy for someone while also laughing at them? Sympamusement? Let's go with sympamusement. We feel sympamusement for this (allegedly real) prospective trader, who, according to Business Insider, was asked to provide some "color" in his application and responded by literally writing in multicolored text. The entire e-mail chain is at once excruciatingly uncomfortable and incredibly entertaining, and we imagine that this poor bastard started sweating profusely when he was asked to explain his "rationale for the rainbow" and it dawned on him what he had done.