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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
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.
Melissa Hughes: Seriousmelissa_hughes_ on January 12th, 2006 09:04 pm (UTC)
Wow, that's so sad *pauses for a few earnest moments to ponder the hapless plight of the non-beautiful*

Do you really think I'd make a good hostage negotiator? Oh, and congratulations by the way. I'm sure you'll make a totally great partner.
Brad Chasebrad_chase on January 12th, 2006 09:22 pm (UTC)
Mind you, some people put their quirks to work for them. *Brad makes a nearly imperceptible head tilt toward to her bosses door* I'm not blind. There's an audience for everything.

No. *Brad believes in being straight forward* But a professional typist, yeah. *Shoving his hands in his pockets, he shrugs one shoulder* Thanks. Validation.