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08:59 UK time, Friday, 24 October 2008

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"I might as well have said I was a paedophile" - Investment banker seeks advice of FT's agony aunt

"At a dinner party last Saturday I was asked by a fellow guest what I did and I said I was an investment banker," runs the letter to the Financial Times' agony aunt, Lucy Kellaway. "Suddenly the whole table - all friends of my wife from the art world - turned on me with such venom I was really taken aback." The embattled writer, who describes himself simply as "male, 42" goes on to ask: "Next time this happens - and I fear there will be a next time - should I accept guilt for what isn't my fault, or should I lie and say I'm a librarian?"
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