Confessions of a Laid-off Lawyer

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Sunday Funday

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Total Black: $2,483.51
Total Red: $235,585.30

Well today was quite a day.  And it’s not over yet.  Even though it’s nearly midnight. 

I worked all day today.  An 11am hawker shift at the theatre, then ushering for the Temperamentals at 2pm, then over to the contract attorney position immediately thereafter to get started copying and assembling three binders for court on Monday morning.

But I took a break around 7:30pm to have a bit of fun.  I attended the 2010 Miss Fag Hag Pageant at Comix Lounge.  One of the contestants works with me at the theatre and I said I’d attend to show my support.  I took Office Manager with me and we had a blast!  Sunday fun actually started over a week earlier when we both were slow at work and I sent her a link to the website.  We started watching in succession all the contestants’ videos.  Miss Park Slope had the best video, I must admit.  The editing was crisp and the acting well rehearsed.  So much so that it didn’t even look like it was staged.  The videos were one category the participants competed in.  Remaining categories occurred at the comedy lounge: Evening Wear, Talent, Gay in a Swimsuit, and then a Question and Answer session.  The judges included journalist Michael Musto and actor Leslie Jordan, from “Will & Grace” fame.

The entire pageant was a farcical feast from start to finish and a barrel of laughter that I really needed.  It’s one thing to have a few beers after shifts at the theatre and another to actually go out.  They only downside was that my co-worker was not crowned Miss Fag Hag and neither were any of the women I liked.  And, after all that fun, I had to return to the office to continue assembling binders for tomorrow.  I’m afraid I may be here quite late.

I won’t spill more electronic ink decrying lawyer inefficiency but suffice it to say that I just don’t understand how a huge task like photocopying about 1000 pages of paper—three times—can wait until the night before.  Leadership comes from the top, right?  And the office of the partner in charge of this case looks like a cyclone hit it—something my mother often said about my bedroom when she wanted me to clean it.  And, if the apple not falling far from the tree holds in an analogous, non-familial sense, then the associate overseeing the team falls in line.  Cyclone swept her office too.  It’s one thing to let things fall into disarray because of how hectic it may get when a project or a case heats up.  But it’s another entirely different thing to let it stay that way.

At any rate, I’ve got a long night ahead of me, so I’m going to end here.

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