“But what are you doing?”
Bernie madoff to an employee at his New York investment firm, who had sunk his teeth into a pear on his workbench. “Eat a pear,” the subordinate replied in surprise. Madoff, a finance mogul of prestige, he dipped his spine to detect stains of fruit juice on the carpet in his office. He tore off the carpet grid and went to a closet to find another to replace it. The burst of meticulousness and cleanliness in his firm, a Wall Street banner, was just a spark of what Madoff was: a great fraud.
Madoff died yesterday at the age of 82, in prison, sentenced to pass