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21 March 2014

On Ladyhawke and the Firing of Paralegals

To paraphrase Etienne Navarre, "This firm has never known dishonor...until now."

[Aside: Yeah, I know what the original line is: "This sword has been in my family for five generations. It has never known defeat. Until now." It just doesn't exactly fit the situation. End aside.]

My paralegal has been with me for a dozen years. The firm first hired her to answer phones, and she's learned and progressed until, well, frankly she's my office manager now. She knows her stuff. She's good at what she does.

I almost fired her today.

I spent a few hours this morning trying to find a reasonably priced legitimate copy of Ladyhawke on DVD. Not Blu-Ray, DVD. It ain't easy. Everything I could find online was either bootleg, "fair" used quality, or prohibitively expensive. I vocalized this grief and anguish to my paralegal.

She scoffed.

More precisely, she made a "PFFT" sound and then said, "It's not that great a movie. I'm not surprised you can't find it. I AM surprised that you WANT to find it."

My blood roils again just typing those words. You see, it was one of my favorite movies in the 80s. I remember seeing it as a teenager in the theaters. It's one of those movies, like Princess Bride that is often quoted at our game table. And my paralegal? She's not much younger than me, maybe five years. She's a gamer who worships at the altar of World of Warcraft and who played D&D in the past.

And she scoffed at this movie.

There's no accounting for taste, eh?

I've decided to leave it up to my readers: do I fire her for this? or do I just write a note for her personnel file? The poll is up on the right-hand side of the page, just below the "War Cry Generator," and my Followers list. Go to it. Let me know what should be done with the paralegal.


Damaria Senne said...

Thanks for the laugh. I'll go vote now..

Jason said...

Coming very late to this party, but wow... you even had to ask whether to fire her? :D

Follow Me And Die said...

You're right to mention Princes Bride, my favorite movie. Ladyhawke is a good movie. It ties into gaming rather nicely.

I look forward to sharing the A to Z Blogging Challenge with you.

Glenda Cates said...

I love Princess Bride but I am so sorry I do not know the movie you was looking for but I bet you my husband would. So you can fire me as well it is OK.

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