My initial rendezvous with Wall Street was like stepping into a 1980s movie set - a thrilling tango of suits, ties, and frantic phone calls. The air was thick with ambition and audacity, and the culture was a frenzied fusion of risk-taking and relentless competition. I mean, if you weren't putting everything on the line by breakfast, were you even trying? The suits were as sharp as the tongues that brokered million-dollar deals before the first coffee sloshed down. But beneath it all, there was a riveting sense of camaraderie, like we were all part of this insane, high-stakes rollercoaster ride.