Sunday, May 29, 2005

Why do people make it their business to tell you how much law school is going to suck?

It's almost as presumptious as complete strangers coming up to you and rubbing your pregnant belly in the grocery store. On occasion, I get the "wow, you're going to law school. That's really cool" comment. But usually I get people looking at me like I've grown a third head "but why, you've got a good job now. And you know, you'll never see your kid again." Ah yes. Words of wisdom, encouragement, strength. Thanks a whole heck of a lot people. You're right. I must be a total idiot.

Yeah, I've got a "good" job now. Great pay, decent benefits (although they keep shrinking every year) and no more than 50 hours a week. But, I don't like it. At All. I don't like what I do. I don't like who I do it with. And I am pretty sure that if I just got another job doing the same thing somewhere else, I wouldn't like it either. Not to mention that I live from one round of layoffs to the next. So, what's so good about a job that I don't like and isn't stable. Should I just wait around until I get laid off to make a change?

And the whole "you'll never see your kid again" or "you'll have a hard time doing well if you're going to try to be a decent mom too." Um, exsqueeze me? baking powder? Hi. um, over here, I'm not an idiot. I'm not the kind of person who packs up my family, sells my house, moves half way across the country only to shell out thousands of dollars on something that I haven't researched. Will it be hard? You betcha. Will I have to make compromises both with school and with my family? Absolutely. Now can you tell me how that's any of your damn business?

I don't really care what people think. It just gets annoying to have buttinskys continually preaching their prayer of doom. Obviously I'm doing it... since we just talked about how I close on the sale of my house on Tuesday, you great moron.

Please keep your comments to yourself or at least gossip with someone else about it after I leave. But please, just don't open your mouth near me anymore. Honestly, didn't your mother ever teach you that if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything?


Susan said...

I can completely agree with that one!

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