In a comment section of a recent blog post, I briefly talked about the um… specialness… of the guys who write the mathematical algorithms for the stock market. They shuffle to the bathroom with math textbooks under their arms for some multitasking. They don't adhere to the firm's dress code; they wear sandals and sweatpants to work. They have a poor sense of physical boundaries.
Steve just called to say that the latest controversy has been drive-by candy stealing. The quant guys walk down the aisles of the firm and will help themselves to other people's candy without asking them. They reach over and just take candy off the desks.
Steve overheard one woman complaining to her manager, "I understand that these people have special abilities, which make them valuable to the firm, but they can't steal my candy!"