Thursday, April 28, 2005

Brief Tension

Ever since 9/11, I consider just coming into work to be a life-and-death struggle. Not everyone shares my intensity, but I love how a deadline can turn even the most meek, mild-mannered senior associates into a raging animals:

G-man: I have a draft expert's declaration. Not to rush you, but do you have a draft of the brief yet, so I can see how well it fits together?
DA: No. And might I add that you are lucky that I even responded to such a question.
G-man: Anything I can do to help? :)
DA: I think I've asked you this before, but do you believe in mercy killings?
G-man: No, I don't.
DA: Then you cannot help me at this time.