Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Secretary X bursts into flames

Yesterday, I assigned Secretary X a few letters to send. She was --HAPPY-- to help. She didn't say she was, she just oozed happiness to do something for me.

I have been swamped on a case that is scheduled to begin a month-long trial in a few weeks. On many occassions, I've been told that it's the biggest case our firm has seen for a client that gives our office about a third of it's work. To be honest, it's not really that big of a case, but it is to them. At this point, it is requiring all of my time.

She later came to me and told me to let her know if there's anything she can do to help me with anything.

So, I threw my keyboard at her and threw the papers in my hand up in the air. I screamed at her that I don't have time for this and she should plan to handle the clean-up of this mess of papers ASAP. I threw my arms up in frustration (with life) and threw my head down on my desk, resting them on my crossed arms. I guess I should have expected she'd faint, but I didn't expect her to burst into flames as soon as she hit the floor.

Okay, so that didn't really happen. She did offer to help though. We'll see how long she actually follows through with doing her job.


  1. Advice: give her a milk bone every time she does something positive. It works well with my dog.

  2. I love that you do the same thing as I do. Visualize what you would REALLY like to do to the assclown who is pissing you off.
    Paralegal Hell

  3. SuperlegalMarch 15, 2011

    @RLB: I really don't think she's worth the effort.

    @PH: Sometimes it's the only way to escape the insanity and keep ourselves out of straight jackets.