June 27, 2013
During a Yahoo shareholders meeting earlier this week, an investor named George Polis used his time with the microphone to win over the 38-year-old Mayer with an awkward compliment.
Whether he was trying to be funny or charming, no one knows for sure, but it is likely Mayer was more annoyed and embarrassed than captivated by his wit.
“This is my personal opinion,” he said. “First is, I’m George Polis. I have 2,000 shares of Yahoo. I’m Greek and I’m a dirty old man and you look attractive, Marissa.”
His comment brought a few laughs before Polis proceeded to rant about dividend payments.
It is no surprise that Mayer chose not to acknowledge Polis’ inappropriate observation.