The other day, I had to bring a ton of files home from work so that I could finish up some work at home. I had to walk a long way through the skyways, and this guy in front of me held several doors open for me, which was very nice. Eventually, he said to me, "You must be a paralegal!"
I replied politely, "No, I'm an attorney."
Silence. He turned red.
"Well, at my firm," he said, "paralegals often have to carry lots of files, and..."
"It's ok," I said.
But I was annoyed. If I were male, he wouldn't have assumed I was a paralegal.
Anyway, the situation in the skyways was really awkward because after Assumption Guy made his comment, I had to keep walking behind him for several minutes. Finally, we got to where I had to exit the skyway, but he kept going. The guy behind me smiled at me and said, "I must be a computer scientist since I have a laptop."
I just finished watching the movie A Cut Above: 100 Years of Duke Basketball. Why am I watching a promotional movie about Duke basketball on a Monday night in June? Umm... because Duke is the best college basketball school ever, Shawn Battier is HOT, Carlos Boozer rented his mansion to Prince (who painted parts of it purple and installed weird things in it), Coach K is awesome, Mike Dunleavy, Grant Hill, and did I mention my love for college-age Christian Laettner? I love the underdog too, but not when the underdog is playing Duke. Please do not even bother to tell me that Duke players do not do well in the NBA. I don't care. I am all about what happens when they are at Duke.
I promised stories of H and his pal Christopher Ch@mp@gne, but I don't really have much. I have discovered that when public defenders get together at conferences, they proceed to get drunk every night. That is not really a surprise though. I think that is pretty much how it goes whenever large groups of lawyers get together. One of the other people at the conference is a former Miss Fitness USA. I don't know how H finds out about things like that, but he always does. Hopefully I will be able to dig up some more dirt about the conference tomorrow.