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Erm.

Our office is on the same floor as some medical offices.  I was leaving the office to go somewhere at the same time a patient was leaving.  While we waited for the elevator, she asked me if I worked for a lawyer.

Um, what makes you think I'm not a lawyer? 

I paused and thought about how to politely respond, and just said "I'm a CPA."

Weird.  Is it 1950 and no one told me?
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    Ouch.  Maybe because you look young? 
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    Actually, it's 1951.  No one told you because we didn't want you to ruin it for us by being all progressive and shiit.  Plus we figured your cat would kill you by now anyway.

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    Maybe because you weren't wearing your Lawyer nametag.
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    Ha everyone always assumes I am going to be a lunch lady and that nutirtion is easy to learn.
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_snarky-brides_erm-1?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding BoardsForum:17Discussion:dff32c84-a642-4bbf-a4d2-ad8818b5ff15Post:6192fd9f-8ae6-4227-b391-92443e52318d">Re: Erm.</a>:
    [QUOTE]Maybe because you weren't wearing your Lawyer nametag.
    Posted by zippityb[/QUOTE]

    Hi,

    My name is _____________.  How may I litigate for you? 
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    Maybe because people think most law offices only have 2-3 lawyers and dozens of support staff.  Odds are that someone walking out of a lawyers office is either support staff or a client.

    Plus, you're too cute to be a stuffy ol' stereotypical lawyer.
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    People ask me that all the time too. (There are a ton of law offices in the area I work in)
    I live in Alabama though, and it really is 1950 here.
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_snarky-brides_erm-1?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding BoardsForum:17Discussion:dff32c84-a642-4bbf-a4d2-ad8818b5ff15Post:7eff1638-880b-4a54-83df-ed797af0bc59">Re: Erm.</a>:
    [QUOTE]Maybe because people think most law offices only have 2-3 lawyers and dozens of support staff.  Odds are that someone walking out of a lawyers office is either support staff or a client. Plus, you're too cute to be a stuffy ol' stereotypical lawyer.
    Posted by anna.oskar[/QUOTE]

    Hey!
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    Everyone knows only men can do the white collar jobs.
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_snarky-brides_erm-1?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:17Discussion:dff32c84-a642-4bbf-a4d2-ad8818b5ff15Post:3ba848a3-4736-4ffc-806d-6f598cca46d3">Re: Erm.</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Erm. : Hey!
    Posted by ohwhynot[/QUOTE]

    You're too cute too.  I think most people DO still think a lawyer is a white haired man in his 60's wearing a stuffy suit and a tie his wife picked out.
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_snarky-brides_erm-1?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:17Discussion:dff32c84-a642-4bbf-a4d2-ad8818b5ff15Post:b14bc4b9-b70c-4bce-8e3a-3d45ff2a6b60">Re: Erm.</a>:
    [QUOTE]Everyone knows only men can do the white collar jobs.
    Posted by ricksang[/QUOTE]

    I know!  They put that glass ceiling there for a reason.  To keep women in their place.  Wouldn't want us getting ideas.
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    You're a sweetheart, but I'm not a real lawyer anyway; I was just teasing you.  I wish my wife would pick out my clothing and accessories. 
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    Y'all make me laugh.

    OWN, embrace it.  I totally look like an accountant.  I was wearing gray slacks, a wrinkle-free button-down in french blue with a monogrammed cuff, a sweater vest, and black pumps.  Oh, and glasses.  It doesn't get more "I'm going to audit you" than that.  Maybe I'll just start carrying around my 10-key when I leave the office.

    Ricks, you'd be hot in a hairnet with an ice-cream scoop full of mashed potatoes. 
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    Did you wear your naughty secretary outfit to work AGAIN, mfj?
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_snarky-brides_erm-1?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:17Discussion:dff32c84-a642-4bbf-a4d2-ad8818b5ff15Post:224ffce9-a86f-4bc0-9a99-d81ab88ef955">Re: Erm.</a>:
    [QUOTE]You're a sweetheart, but I'm not a real lawyer anyway; I was just teasing you.  I wish my wife would pick out my clothing and accessories. 
    Posted by ohwhynot[/QUOTE]

    i just figured you were fishing for compliments  ;)

    If my husband picked out my clothes I'd be wearing shirts cut down to my belly-button.
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_snarky-brides_erm-1?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding BoardsForum:17Discussion:dff32c84-a642-4bbf-a4d2-ad8818b5ff15Post:1c791c66-3adc-47f2-a034-33ba20f7d880">Re: Erm.</a>:
    [QUOTE]Y'all make me laugh. OWN, embrace it.  I totally look like an accountant.  I was wearing gray slacks, a wrinkle-free button-down in french blue with a monogrammed cuff, a sweater vest, and black pumps.  Oh, and glasses.  It doesn't get more "I'm going to audit you" than that.  Maybe I'll just start carrying around my 10-key when I leave the office. <strong>Ricks, you'd be hot in a hairnet with an ice-cream scoop full of mashed potatoes. 
    </strong>Posted by marriedfilingjointly[/QUOTE]

    Adds hairnet and ice cream scooper to Xmas list.
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    edited November 2010
    Well, everyone here automatically assumes I'm at work with my mother for the day. It could be worse.

    ETA--there is a 91% chance my cat is plotting to kill me. Sir Whisky is apparently evil.
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    Unfortunately, I sometimes feel like I'm living in 1950 as well, especially since I work in the finance industry. 

    Recently, I had my office re-furnished.  I was hanging around, letting the movers do their thing and my assistants husband came to drop off something for her.  After he left, one of the movers came up to me and asked "where he would like the desk situated in his office".  I kind of laughed it off but I was pretty pissed that they saw a man in the office- in jeans and a sweatshirt- and assumed he was the one who managed the office. 

    Also, one of our preferred companies that we use just sent me a gift for using them for a recent big order.  Typically these companies send nice pen sets, etc.  I got a nail file with the company name on it. Thanks- I'll make sure I'll think of you next time I'm sitting on my ass, eating bonn bonns and prettying my nails up.  Undecided
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_snarky-brides_erm-1?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:17Discussion:dff32c84-a642-4bbf-a4d2-ad8818b5ff15Post:a2c67822-6fd1-4e16-83e4-303740756630">Re: Erm.</a>:
    [QUOTE]Well, everyone here automatically assumes I'm at work with my mother for the day. It could be worse. ETA--there is a 91% chance my cat is plotting to kill me. Sir Whisky is apparently evil.
    Posted by Seshat411[/QUOTE]


    Win.

    M&M, you just made me picture our receptionist in a sexy secretary suit and I threw up in my mouth a little.  Thanks!
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_snarky-brides_erm-1?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:17Discussion:dff32c84-a642-4bbf-a4d2-ad8818b5ff15Post:1c791c66-3adc-47f2-a034-33ba20f7d880">Re: Erm.</a>:
    [QUOTE]Y'all make me laugh. OWN, embrace it.  I totally look like an accountant.  I was wearing gray slacks, a wrinkle-free button-down in french blue with a monogrammed cuff, a sweater vest, and black pumps.  Oh, and glasses.  It doesn't get more "I'm going to audit you" than that.  Maybe I'll just start carrying around my 10-key when I leave the office. Ricks, you'd be hot in a hairnet with an ice-cream scoop full of mashed potatoes. 
    Posted by marriedfilingjointly[/QUOTE]

    No kidding, I do have to carry my 10-key with me this afternoon when I leave the office. 

    And YGFBM
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_snarky-brides_erm-1?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:17Discussion:dff32c84-a642-4bbf-a4d2-ad8818b5ff15Post:6193297a-615c-4ff4-8324-7042d4ec30cd">Re: Erm.</a>:
    [QUOTE]Haha nerd! 
    Posted by marriedfilingjointly[/QUOTE]

    ...says the woman in the sweater vest. 
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_snarky-brides_erm-1?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding BoardsForum:17Discussion:dff32c84-a642-4bbf-a4d2-ad8818b5ff15Post:65cb30f4-d8e8-46ab-88cc-71356dc64cb5">Re: Erm.</a>:
    [QUOTE]Ha everyone always assumes I am going to be a lunch lady and that nutirtion is easy to learn.
    Posted by ricksang[/QUOTE]

    Amen! I worked in a hospital to gain experience before applying to an internship and people were like what can you do with a nutrition degree? are you gonna be a lunch lady? No offense to anyone in the foodservice business but no, i didnt go to college to be a lunch lady- really people, think before you speak!
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