he was at merrill lynch and called me up and said, i'm bill mcelroy, i want my research out there early. call me every morning at 6:45. i would get the merrill information at 7:00. then he left and went to morgan and i thought, my information is gone. then i got morgan and -- >> and now everybody takes it for granted. >> it was great. >> the important thing is on the floor you had to face opposition from you, that didn't want you or anybody down here on the floor. it was a fraternity. >> one or two people gave me a hard time. but for the most part, i have to give a shout out to everybody down here, there's such camaraderie. the guys opened their arms, a specialist in ge, george, i'll never forget, taught me so much, took me under his wing. when i got married i was talking to a specialist, my back was toward everyone else, i'm just -- just talking about the markets. unbeknownst to me they put a ball and dhans on my ankle. >> one of the pranks they used to play to everybody. >> then i knew. they accepted me. it was good. >> you're referring to george mulnar, the old ge specialist. >> yes.
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