The viral email makes for painful reading as the City bankers brag about their parents’ salaries and make plans to cheat on their girlfriends during the Dubai 7s rugby tournament in March.
Calling themselves G4, the group of friends email a set of rules which do much to confirm popular stereotypes of obnoxious City boys.
‘Rules’ contained in the viral email include:
(i) Cheating is allowed;
(ii) No anti-lad behavior allowed (i.e. calling girlfriends, being nice to random expats);
(iii) Everyone has each others backs;
(vi) No stealing ties or light bulbs;
(v) Compulsory gunning of parents affairs;
(vi) Mentioning parents salaries once a day; and
(vii) Being good lads (i.e. getting a round in for England);
(viii) Chants about your surrounding environment, being oily and how rich we are, are compulsory;
(ix) Public school boy 10 minutes (collars must be up) at specified 10 minutes past the hour;
(x) No cameras allowed after sunset, unless it’s an underwater camera or there’s a [redacted](for evidential purposes);
(xi) high fives (and [redacted]) are obligatory during a [redacted] and after;
(xii) All universal consumption laws will be in effect throughout the duration of the tour; and
(xiii) At least one ‘Silly 5’ at the bar per night. All G4 members must go to the closest bar and get loose with their credit/debit cards. All drinks purchased to be consumed within the allotted 5 minute time period.
Unfortunately for the four men involved, the email was forwarded to employees at companies including Clifford Chance and Barclays Wealth. Now their jobs could be in jeopardy.
“Someone forwarded it on maliciously to so many people. It was just a joke for a holiday, ” a source told the Daily Telegraph.
“It is getting so out of hand. This could ruin their careers. Someone just forwarded it on because they thought it was funny.”