Sometimes it’s easy to know what to do. Should you say hello to your son’s kindergarten teacher, for instance, when you see her on the street? Others times, it’s a little harder: What if you bumped into Miss Judy at a bar? Now, what if it’s a topless bar — and junior’s teacher is dancing there?
Deciding whether to speak to your Wall Street acquaintances about their misfortunes is like that, too.
--Philip Galanes, NYT, on what to say to friends whose firms are imploding