08-24-2010, 03:08 AM
(08-24-2010 01:17 AM)Holly Wrote: [ -> ]My pet peeve: I hate it when people tell me not to "talk shop" when I am at a party or elsewhere!!! I am all about shop! I work 24/7 and my job is challenging. I am constantly learning and reading and trying to improve and it's just on my mind 24/7. I enjoy talking with other lawyers (and nonlawyers) about legal issues and new case law, and, most of all, telling WAR STORIES! My career is work and not work at the same time; know what I mean? I hate it when I am having a good discussion with another lawyer and some idiot comes by wagging their finger at me saying, "tsk tsk tsk, no shop talk here." "Shut the f*ck up!" I want to scream. "Was I talking to you?!" But of course instead of saying that I just get all fake and smile and say, "Oh, sorry."
Don't tell me not to talk shop. I'll talk it all day and night.
Maybe next time that happens I will just start talking about Rush and not stop until someone tells me to go back to talking shop
don't you guys "argue shop"? Pretty clever huh