Friday, April 16, 2004

Today's gripe:

Or, how to make Mike super-happy at work:

Call his boss repeatedly. Don't mind that his boss always diligently returns calls as soon as possible. If you haven't heard back from her in the last five minutes, assume that her phone no longer can make outgoing calls. So she's just waiting for you to call again. Don't even consider the possibility that she may be busy with other clients and attorneys like yourself who have to validate their existence by talking on the phone over and over again about the same picayune point. Call to say you're going over the contract, even if you don't have any comments yet. Just to let us know. Or tell us your favorite flavor of fruit roll-ups. Just keep calling.

And if you can't get through more than 7 times in an hour, feel free to send an e-mail. Mike loves printing out these comminuques, then making copies and sorting all these papers into the file and work file. He especially enjoys the two-cent additions from each party on the cc list. A few gems are: "Sounds good to me" and "I let Ron know" and "I'll send you a redraft soon" and "OK."



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