Monday, July 24, 2006

Summer Clerks....

Although work is a bit slower in the summer, it's my favorite season here at the office. That's because we have summer associates or "little interns" as I prefer to call them. Unfortunately and for obvious reasons, I cannot share most of my funny stories about them. And I must say that, all in all, I've been pretty disappointed in them. I had hoped for some salacious or otherwise embarrassing incidents since my life is pretty tame. Well except for the most recent drama, which has included a man professing his completely inappropriate feelings for me (and I quote, "No, I don't 'think' you're my soul mate. I know you are."). I can't share any other details since this blog isn’t completely anonymous, but needless to say the entire situation has given me a big stress headache. Sigh.

Ok, I digress. The “worst” summer incident so far occurred at happy hour. We were discussing the random things engaged couples now register for—like massages, snorkeling, and other activities on their honeymoon. So the summer clerk wondered aloud if people registered for KY Jelly to use on their honeymoon. Yep, that's the summer's highlight. BORING. When I summered in Atlanta, we had one summer associate who provided a good bit of entertainment beyond the typical drunken debauchery. She would make random comments in front of partners like "I wish I was naked in a big vat of whip cream right about now." Or "forget" to wear a bra.

But in all honesty, as much as these train wreck type of people provide entertainment (I know…it’s a pathetic reflection of me that I find enjoyment in this kind of stuff, but at least I am honest, right?), I’m so glad to work at a firm that doesn’t have these drama producing employees. While it would be nice to have at least one unmarried attorney among us or a few more people under the age of 35, I appreciate the fact that none of the partners flirt with secretaries (or me), scream curse words (a friend of mine’s boss recently yelled “GD” to him repeatedly), or the like. I have worked at other places where the lines were too blurry. Male partners were way too touchy-feely with secretaries. At another firm, an attorney screamed at their secretaries. Two of the married partners were having an affair with the same secretary (she was fired, in case you’re curious). Another attorney nonchalantly shared the details of the time he cheated on his current wife. Can you imagine?

So even though the social aspect of work is a bit boring when the fun summer associates aren’t around to provide fresh conversation and the occasional debacle, I really shouldn’t complain. Plus there’s still a few more weeks before the interns leave—I’ll keep you posted.

5 comments:

ilLegal said...

Interns... Interns??... seriously.

spam_price said...

Wow….who’d have thunk you were gonna meet your soul mate this summer?? I’ve always been on the other side of that – pining away for an unrequited love. I’m not sure which is a worse situation to be in, but I imagine that neither is very fun. I guess you should count your blessings though…I mean it’s not like your soul mate wished aloud that he was in vat of whip cream with you or “forgot” to wear his boxers to work one day….right??

Ally said...

Well Jeff I'd take the missing boxers or inappropriate whip cream references over the fact that my alleged "soul mate" is also married.

Yeah, major buzz kill, huh?

spam_price said...

Yikes....that's very sad!

What a price to pay for beauty....fortunately I don't run into such problems. In all seriousness though, the allure of sin is a great one as you can see from past work environments.

Aaron said...

Seems that it doesn't matter if you work for corporate America or a random Attorney's office... theres always some good office drama going on! :D