Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Until I am Blue and Red and Purple in the Face

I had the most horrific lawyering experience this morning. In fact, not only does it qualify as the most horrific lawyering experience, it doubles as the worst encounter I have ever had with another human being. For reasons too ridiculous and boring to even go into detail about I found myself sitting, meekly and politely, listening to an absolute tirade from an older lawyer from a different city and taking the worst criticism I have ever heard in my life. I am the first to admit that I am not great at what I do but I try to do a good job (like I have in every other job I have ever had) and I have never deserved to be talked to/yelled at the way I was today. I am actually not sure any human being has ever done anything bad enough to merit such a tounge-lashing. It came completely out of left field from an attorney that I had what I believed to be was a good relationship with based on prior phone conversations and emails. I was so stunned that I really couldn't even respond. It was sad and pathetic and gut wrenching and would have ruined my day if the guy hadn't seemed so incredibly psychotic.

And then when it seemed like there was nothing I could do to pick myself up, dust myself off, and try to get over it I thought about La Luz and how she played hide and seek underneath my skirt while I tried to dry my hair this morning. Mother's little helper to the rescue again.

The day ended on a beautiful note. We spent the evening at GG and Papa George's where La Luz was indulged just a tiny bit. GG and Papa George gave her french bread and butter and a cup of delicious gumbo. Her favorite part was sitting at the kitchen table on the high red chairs. She was in heaven. When we got home she played more of the - pick the blooms off of the lantana and throw them all over the steps - game. It was very incredibly calming after a rough day.


R. Eustis said...

On the bright side, if that lawyer has any shame, he'll be embarrassed at letting a younger lawyer make him lose his cool like that. He should be embarrassed.

Or, you can think of what it must be like to go through life being that guy. Think of the kind of life he has to live to make him act that way.

Poor worthless sap...

Luis Banos said...

I love Richmond's response because it is so logical and and well thought-out.

I have to admit that my first reaction was much more aggressive. I wanted to find out the guy's name and where he is from so that I could go down there and.. well, I probably shouldn't finish writing the thought on this famliy-oriented site.

Thank God for the rest of my level headed family. But really, what's his name? -JK

-Little Luis

Jessie said...

I hate lawyers.

Julie Vaicius said...

Thanks for the support guys. I forgot to mention that he was mustachioed, which didn't help matters. Fortunately, he is an eception to the rule.

Christian said...

Hey Little Luis,
I working on your plan. I'll keep in touch.

toita said...

For what is worth!! I know some guys from "la hinchada de Boca" that would LOVE to meet this guy!! I`ll even pay them a plane ticket!!!