Douchebag Hall of Fame: Blowing Candles

Today's inductee made a splash this summer, when her birthday e-mail made the rounds throughout the English-speaking world. She's Lucy Gao, the Citigroup intern whose sheer anality (analness) extended to attempting to stagger her friends' arrival at London's Ritz. The whole winking, heheheing, sphincter-cringe-inducing e-mail after the jump. Be prepared for douchery on an epic scale.

From: Gao, Lucy [CIR]
Sent: 16 August 2006 12:53
To: Curwen, Phoebe Sarah [CIB-GTS]; Olea, Ovidiu [CIB-GTS]; Brennan,
Paul1 [CIB-GTS]; Cartwright, Nick James Peter [CIB-GTS]; Casey, Krystal
[CIB-CRRM]; Croatto, Marco [CIB-GTS]; Gayeva, Ulyana [CIB-GTS]; Jensen,
Kim [CIB-GTS]; Lvov, Nikolay [CIB-GBKG]; Seugnet, Sophie [CIB-GTS];
Spencer, Harry Belford [CIB-GTS]; Andrews, Edward John [CIB-GBKG];
Schwarz, Daniel Christopher [CIB-FI]; Seugnet, Sophie [CIB-GTS]; Zhuk,
Dmitry [CIR]; Chinelato, Marcelo [CIB-GBKG]; Moratti, Andrea [CIB-FI];
Butler, Rachel Louise [CIB-FI]; Lin, Jingjing [CIR]
Cc: 'Theodore Kyriacou'; Choi, Alan [CIB-GBKG];
'sophie.sandner@luxurypublishing.com'; 'olga.x.bogdanova@hsbcib.com';
'jessica.boen@allianzglobalrisks.co.uk'; 'colin.kelly@hsbcib.com';
'Gill, Sanampreet'; 'Entwisle, Sunita (IBK EMEA)';
'mandeep.samra@balliol.ox.ac.uk'; 'kate.tolley@balliol.ox.ac.uk';
'lisema777@yahoo.co.uk'; 'pegger_007@hotmail.com';
'psatiarthi@googlemail.com'; 'destinysy2k1@hotmail.com'
Subject: Details and instructions for Lucy's Ritz Party


Dear Friends,

Thank you for all your replies and I am glad all of you can come this
Friday to celebrate my 21st with me.
Please read ALL the following to ensure your entry into the Ritz.

Lucy's 21st Birthday Party
at The Ritz Hotel London

Friday, 18th of August
9pm Champagne Reception
10pm Photo Shoots
10:30pm Blowing Candles

Mid-night Pangaea, Mayfair


I have arranged the Ritz to host a Champagne Reception with a selection
of Ritz Champagne for all my guests, this will be on me so please come
and indulge.

A specially made birthday cake has also been ordered and the Ritz
waiters will kindly serve you each a generous slice with Ritz cutleries,
etc...also on me.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR ENTRY:
* When you arrive, take the Hotel entry on the opposite side of
the Green Park tube station [Please refer to your arrival time at the
end of this email]
* When asked "how can I help you Sir/Madame?", you reply "I am
here for Lucy's Birthday Party at the Rivoli Bar"
* You will be escorted to the lounge area next to the Rivoli bar,
where you will hopefully see a gorgeous group of ladies.

If you experience any issues getting in or getting to the Ritz, please
call my mobile on 07782 205 450 and my PA Ms Gill will kindly deal with
your queries between 8:30pm to 10pm.

STRICT DRESS CODE:
Gentlemen: Jacket, shirt, and please also bring a tie (no jeans,
trainers, flip-flops, polo-shirts)
Ladies: skirt/top, cocktail dress (no denim, min-skirts, flip-flips, bad
tastes)
Advice 1: It goes without saying that the more upper-class you dress,
the less likely you shall be denied entry.
Advice 2: Photos will be taken between 10pm to 10:30pm, and these will
be distributed once processed, therefore you may want to be
well-groomed! ;)

Finally...
I will be accepting cards and small gifts between 9pm to 11pm... wink> hehehe

I very much look forward to seeing you all at the Ritz this Friday.

Lucy

ARRIVAL TIMES: [Please stick to these as best as you can, thank you]
9:00pm: Lucy, Sophie Sandner, Kajai, Mandeep, Preet, Sanami, Su, Lisa,
Kate.
9:15pm: Phoebe, Sophie Seugnet, Theo, Dmitry, Ed, Nikolay, Paul, Nick,
Harry.
9:30pm: Marco, Andrea, Jess, Ovi, Yuki, Olga, Kim, Marcelo, Ulyana,
Krystal, Dan.
9:45pm: Sunita, Alan, JingJing, Emma.
10:00pm: Anthony, Rachel, Roger, Uli, Yogi, Gharzi


Lucy Gao
Citigroup | Real Estate Equity Research
4th Floor, Citigroup Centre (CGC1)
25 Canada Square, London E14 5LB
Direct Line: +44 207 986 4116
Fax: +44 207 986 4341
Mobile: +44 778 220 5450
Email: lucy.gao@citigroup.com