For once, my work life is a bit busy - mainly because our time recording program
is on the fritz and the only one the I.T. guy trusts to help him is me since my ability to work a computer goes beyond the normal troubleshooting and rebooting. In the midst of all of this - I forget to turn on the older attorney's light on his phone to let him know he has a call. How does he respond? He goodnaturally ribs me for being "old." I also can't recall if another attorney had buzzed me and told me to "take messages" or if that was yesterday. My mind drew a blank. So I called him and asked him: "Um, are you taking calls today?" I ask tentatively. "Didn't I already call up there and tell you I wasn't?" he huffed. "Sorry - things have been a bit crazy and I was just double-checking!" I laugh and then wait. Silence. "Okay, ass-monger-head - nice talking to you!" I yell and then slam the phone. Darting back to his office- I yank him out of his chair and throw him out of his window testing the theory to see if asses can fly. I wish I would've said that and done that. I wish I would've said something else, more funny, more clever, more biting - instead I laughed like a hyena on helium. I guess this is why they say hindsight is 20/20. Update: Lawyerman just came out and said "I'm glad young people forget things, too!" and then joked around with me, quintessentially making ME feel like the ass for having written this tirade in the first place. Sigh.