Every morning I get up shower, turn on the TV to see the weather and view this odd tradition; The ringing of the bell to signify the opening of stock exchange. Everyday some important person has paid some exorbitant amount of money to stand with other people in front of the TV camera and no doubt a bunch of stock exchange employees to ring this bell. It is the most absurd tradition I have ever seen. After they ring the bell, every is so happy and clapping up a storm. The whole thing takes less that 30 seconds. Who came up with this idea ? Don’t they know how dumb it looks? Why in the world would anyone pay money to ring the bell? Gee take the money and go on vacation, or better yet give it to me or other countless number of people who want to go on vacation.