Investment banker and mother of two Lucy Nobbe was enraged by the recent downgrade of the country’s debt, and she took some extreme measures to make sure her opinion was heard.
Nobbe paid for a plane to fly a banner reading, “Thanks for the Downgrade. You Should All Be Fired,” over downtown Manhattan. The banner actually flew directly over S&P’s headquarters.
Originally, Nobbe wanted to fly the banner over Washington, D.C., but because there’s a no-fly zone over the capital, she was unable to do so.
So Justin Jaye, the owner of the flysigns.com, suggested she fly the banner right over Wall Street.
According to an ABC News article, Jaye said he offered to do the banner job for Nobbe for $895, a significant discount from the normal $1,200 to $1,500 price tag.
Jaye also says that of the thousands of banners he’s flown over his 20 years in business, “not one has struck a chord … as much as this one.”