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Nick's Journal
2005-02-18 03:33:33 (UTC)

Working With Women

I didn't get to hang out tonight. instead i worked until 8
o'clock. i worked with sharon the (new) associate at my law
firm. and let's just say that she and meghan (the other
paralegal) hooked me up with some added misogynism. see
i've been working with sharon for about the last two weeks
to get a filing out that should really just take maybe 3
days. i busted two out a week after i worked there, but oh
no, not sharon. she wanted to make a great impression so
she had to make sure that every i --- was dotted and every
vagina was nicely trimmed.
after about 2 weeks and an impending deadline i careened
into the scene i just left not 2 hours ago. we were to send
this shit out about 1 hour ago and sharon was still losing
it. now let me tell you a bit about sharon.
i like her i really do. she's just so paranoid and i felt
so badly for her, she kept on apologizing for her fastidious
ways as she constantly blew her nose into a soggy kleenex.
her bleary eyes were so puffed up i just wanted to shake her
and tell her to calm down and go home to get some sleep.
she's a harder worker than anyone i've ever met, and i'v
never thought (with all of my ayn rand influence) that i
would consider a go-getter a pain in the ass.
this woman worked so hard that it made the paper bleed. so
here we are about an hour and a half till the absolute last
minute we could send the package via fedex, and this is the
story that unfolded with me, sharon, meghan, and my boss
kanye west (not really his name).
now meghan was really pissed at sharon for making her stay
so late, which i guess i could understand. but it just got
ugly. meghan kept on pissing of sharon for now good reason.
"these pages are un-aligned."
"WHAT! OH MY GOD, THEY SHOULD BE IN LINE, IS THE SERVICE OF
PROCESS IN THERE?"
"hmm, they're not, did you use 5 1/2 marker on these? i
don't see the service of...........(about a ten minute
pause) oh wait, is this it, service of authorization."
"YES, YES, ALSO KNOWN AS THE SERVICE OF PROCESS FOR
CONNECTICUT!!!!"
"well i GUESS that's it then."
that went on the whole time. meghan just mentally and
emotionally destroying sharon. finally she left and i was
there with this poor girl who had worked her heart out.
.......and she started crying.......
at first it was sniffling....then it was tears....then it
was crying.
i sat there in the most awkward time of my life thinking
about guinea pigs writing shakespeare...anything to take me
far far away.
finally sharon stopped and looked at me. she had snot on
the edge of her nose and i did hte first thing i could think
of. i held out the original executed authorization for
service of process for her to blow her nose upon.
she burst into such a fit of hysterical laughter that i
thought iw as losing it myself.
done.