Tag Archives: occupation


“Skeet”

Informant: What do you call twenty skydiving lawyers? Me: I don’t know. What? Informant: Skeet.   The informant (my dad) is a particularly self-deprecating lawyer. While he does take pride in his work, he often admits that he only went to law school because his father had been a lawyer, and the informant had “no idea what to… Continue Reading »

California’s Lawyer Problem

Informant: Why did New Jersey get all the toxic waste and California all the lawyers? Informant: New Jersey got to pick first. The informant (my dad) is a particularly self-deprecating lawyer. While he does take pride in his work, he often admits that he only went to law school because his father had been a lawyer, and… Continue Reading »

Business Proverb

My informant is a senior in the Marshall School of Business.  He emphasizes in finance and spent his last summer as an investment banking summer analyst at Morgan Stanley.  I knew bankers had lots of stereotypes and figured he would have some interesting occupational folklore.  He gave me this proverb: It’s better to ask for… Continue Reading »