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11 January 2006 @ 11:32 am
 
Hands wigged out.

Duh. We all should’ve seen that one coming. The guy was totally weird, but I guess I really didn’t think he’d freak on Shirley and try to kill her! I mean, dude. All I can say is thank god for those typing lessons. I can’t even imagine what would have happened . . . And here I was honestly going to make an effort to be nicer to him, I really was. I mean, I kind of owe him one, but maybe it’s just as well that I didn’t. Can I just say I was completely and utterly CREEPED OUT when he called me the hot secretary who makes him nervous? *shudders* But you know, it is unfair how the partners were treating him. I mean, Alan and I couldn’t have won that case without him. The guy is a genius. Everyone takes advantage of his super brain, and then just – poof! – disregards him when they don’t need him anymore. Uncool.

But whatever. I’m just still just trying to recover. I am happy for Mr. Chase though. He seems to fit in really well with the partners. It’s just too bad everybody can’t be a partner.

This is so the weirdest job I’ve ever had.
 
 
I'm feeling : relievedrelieved
I'm hearing : Clickety Clack
 
 
 
Alan Shore: legalalan_shore on January 11th, 2006 05:48 pm (UTC)
Melissa, you may want to consider that he's about as fond of the name "Hands" as you are of the designation "hot secretary who makes him nervous."
Melissa Hughes: Admiringmelissa_hughes_ on January 11th, 2006 06:11 pm (UTC)
Oops. You're right. I guess he did make that clear during his . . . episode. I meant to say "Jerry wigged out." What's going to happen to him now? *she asks, partly out of concern for Jerry's well-being (after all, he did help her out of a bind) and partly out of concern that he won't be incarcerated immediately and therefore might still be sneaking around the office, and could appear at any moment, still harboring a grudge and a knife*

Oh, and before I forget, sorry for falling asleep in your office the other day. Won't happen again.
Alan Shore: dinneralan_shore on January 12th, 2006 12:04 am (UTC)
We can expect attempted murder charges, along with whatever else Shirley sees fit to concoct. Should he be convicted...well, we all know how that story goes.

I apologize, by the way, for any distress the ordeal might've caused you. If it makes you feel better, I never got any cake.

*smiles* You're welcome to the couch any time. You're a much more tranquil sleeper than I am.
Melissa Hughes: Troublemelissa_hughes_ on January 12th, 2006 02:24 pm (UTC)
He can't go to jail. Oh god. Can you imagine Han - Jerry is jail! *thinks about it and looks horrified*

You don't need to apologize. You were the one who saved the day. That was great how you talked the knife right out of his hands - oops I mean, yeah. Funny how that word keeps coming up. You didn't miss much. I think the cake was just for looks. Too many calories anyway, Alan. *smiles*

Your couch is really really comfortable. But that reminds me, how is it . . . going? Those, you know, night things. Is it getting any better?
Alan Shore: outlinealan_shore on January 12th, 2006 10:08 pm (UTC)
*has already spent a great deal of time imagining just that scenario* Given his uncanny knowledge knowledge of the law and my not inconsiderable skills, it shouldn't come to that.

*pleased* I didn't save the day. I salvaged a few minutes. *sobers* What I meant was--and let me say first that these sorts of incidents are by no means typical--I'm sorry you came to work expecting to type and ended up fearing for your safety. You ought to petition Shirley for hazard pay.

*nods* It is, thank you for asking. I haven't been tempted take any running leaps from the balcony since Denny and I began sleeping together that night...for some time now.
Melissa Hughes: Admiringmelissa_hughes_ on January 13th, 2006 04:08 pm (UTC)
I hope not. He just doesn't seem like the jail type. I know you'll get him off though. *smiles*

Yeah! *puts hands on hips* I should get hazard pay. Oh wait though, I guess I wasn't the only one in danger. And I heard this kind of thing happens a lot. Didn't you get held at gunpoint once? *raises eyebrows as if to ask, is that really true*

I'm glad to hear Denny is helping you. I'm sorry I couldn't . . . " shrugs and looks slightly regretful but tempers it with compassion. "But I'm really glad you're better."
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Brad Chasebrad_chase on January 11th, 2006 09:46 pm (UTC)
You're 'hot secretary who makes him nervous'. I'm a sub-standard partner. And I gave him the knife.

Besides, Paul told me someone said I'm a smiling Ken doll with an aggressive handshake. *rolls eyes* Wonder who that was.
Alan Shore: is there even a word for this expressionalan_shore on January 12th, 2006 12:05 am (UTC)
Wonder why Paul told you.
Brad Chasebrad_chase on January 12th, 2006 12:24 am (UTC)
Yeah, him being such a big fan of yours and all.
Alan Shore: is there even a word for this expressionalan_shore on January 12th, 2006 03:20 am (UTC)
Precisely. He's not the type to quote me for the sheer joy of it.
Brad Chasebrad_chase on January 12th, 2006 04:06 am (UTC)
It's what came after the quote. But I wouldn't worry about it. We all have our peccadillos. He keeps telling me I talk too fast.
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Melissa Hughes: Admiringmelissa_hughes_ on January 12th, 2006 02:30 pm (UTC)
No no no. Brad you were a seriously courteous winner. You reached out to him, and invited him in. Offering him the knife was a gesture of compassion and friendship, there's no way you could've known he was going to butcher the poor cake and terrorize everybody with it.

*laughs* You know, you do kind of look like - no, never mind.
Brad Chasebrad_chase on January 12th, 2006 08:08 pm (UTC)
I understand that you were cool under pressure. Nice going. Hey - d'ya notice we both got defined by our exterior? Even in a roomful of highly educated colleagues. It's disappointing.
Melissa Hughesmelissa_hughes_ on January 12th, 2006 08:21 pm (UTC)
I recognized the situational dynamics and tried maintain a composed demeanor *pauses as if expecting an applause* Well, actually I was scared to death, but doing whatever he said seemed to be the best course of action. *then, smugly* I typed pretty well, didn't I?

Yes. That's exactly how people define us. Happens to blondes all the time. I mean, I know it comes with the turf when you've got a fabulous exterior, but I do get tired of it.
Brad Chasebrad_chase on January 12th, 2006 08:36 pm (UTC)
*nods approvingly, trying to cap the smile* Y'know, presenting a calm front is a major tool for a hostage negotiator. You've got more than a few skills there.

You and I - we just need to keep proving we've got the smarts to back it up, but it's people like Jerry who pay the price of that prejudice. I mean - Alan hired you and I'm a partner now. *ironically* Tough life.
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