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I have acquired a rather unfortunate reputation for disliking lawyers. Actually I know that they are not all bad. In fact, I have worked with one of the best. We won’t talk about the bullying and harassment I endured via a couple of the worst (or maybe most dishonest would be a better word) lawyers on earth. Warm regards🐽

I guess what has always bothered me though, is the seeming need to complicate and obfuscate everything. I want to ask something like, “Why can’t we just speak plain English?” My job as a systems analyst involves translating extremely complicated stuff into straightforward words. And pictures, boy oh boy, do I love making pictures! I love this job but in the last 24+ hours I have had my brain twisted into a pretzel by how to translate a whiteboard full of gibberish (in *orange* marker, of all things) into simple words and pictures.

Nevertheless, I am now kind of re-thinking how the byzantine lexicon of lawyers may at times come in handy…

I left work early today to meet up with friends and relations for an early dinner at Weber’s before some of them went downtown to the folk festival. I am afraid I may not have been the most social person tonight. After 24 hours of head-banging, when I got home today, what I really wanted to do was open up my work laptop and start creating pictures. Maybe I will open it up this weekend or maybe not. I hope I don’t lose my inspiration by Monday but maybe letting the whole thing roll in the back of my mind will sharpen it up by Monday.

What point am I trying to make? I don’t necessarily have one. Except maybe that I am reminded (again) about how it takes all kinds of people to make the world go ’round and that my way of thinking isn’t the only way to go.

2 Responses to “Details details”

  1. l4827 Says:

    Nice time with everyone, food was good, company was better.

  2. Margaret Says:

    Good insights. I think lawyer jargon is confusing for a reason; it’s job security for them to untangle it at huge amounts of money per hour. I know many lawyers and really like most of them; a few are even friends. But they are like plumbers-they deal with a lot of sh*t and if you’re having issues, you really need a reliable, honest one.