The banks of Cyprus are scheduled to open Thursday -- a goal post that's moved several times since the island nation's odyssey began.
But, honestly, if you were a Cypriot banker who was going to deliver the news to your wealthiest clients that their bank accounts were a lot lighter than they once were, would you go to work? What if some of those clients may or may not have made that money in some rougher lines of work?
I'm reminded of that scene in Martin Scorsese's "Casino," when banker Charlie Clark meets with Nicky Santoro, played by Joe Pesci, to talk about how his investments are going. The scene is tense from the very moment Nicky declines the offer of a cocktail.
"I've been trying to reach you. You're tougher to get than the President," Nicky complains.