Friday, April 15, 2011

For As Much As You Charge, You Sure Are Stupid.

LAWYERS!

Yeah, I'm talking to you!

And yes, it is another rant.

Just pretend you're in the courtroom listening to some attorney's diatribe and you'll feel right at home.

I have an issue with you.

I visited one of your fellow brethrens nicely appointed offices the other day.

Yes, it was for my leg.

Cause nothing says financial freedom like suing a bowling alley.

But here's my issue:

I had called last week for an appointment and was told to be at your offices at 4pm.

That was it. Just a time slot.

I show up and am greeted by this receptionist lady.

She says to me, “Can I help you?”

Me: “Yes. Hi. I have a 4 o'clock appointment today.”
Her: “Okay. Who with?”
Me: *blink, blink* “Umm, I'm not sure. The girl I talked to on the phone just told me to be here at 4pm.”
Her: “They didn't say which lawyer?”
Me: “No ma'am. Don't you have an appointment list or something?”
Her: “No. Each lawyer handles their own appointments.”
Me: “Oh. Well...”
Her: “What's your name?”
Me: “Ed Adams”
Her: “I guess I can just call each of the 12 lawyers and ask if they are expecting you.”
Me: “I'm sorry. The girl really didn't tell me who it was with. I just figured it was the receptionist I was talking to.”
Her: **ignoring me and looking visibly bothered as she picks up phone to begin calling around**

WTF?!

What the Hell IS your job, lady?

You are sitting at a big desk right in front of the main door.

And I hear phones ringing all over the place, so you're obviously not the phone answerer.

Your sole purpose is to sit here and when someone comes in say, “Hi. Can I help you”? Which we both know is an empty offer at best.

You're like a fancy Walmart greeter.

“Hi. Welcome to the law office. Have a seat and if someone is expecting you, they'll eventually come looking for you.”

So lawyers, why do you even have a person like this?

Is she fodder? The first person the angry ex-client shoots when they come looking for you?

I mean, if you schedule your own appointments, or if your personal assistant does, then what is this lady's job?

Couldn't you or your assistant share the appointment list with this lady so she can pretend to have a purpose?

I've worked in some big doctors offices before, who each had receptionists that scheduled appointments for them, and the person at the main front desk always HAD access to the individual doctors appointment lists.

Shocker, I know.

Guess you guys didn't go to school quite long enough to learn that little tip.

16 comments:

Travis said...

You're gonna sue the bowling alley because you fell? This is gorgeous... I'm on pins and needles over here, waiting to be bowled over by the results. Hopefully you don't strike out and look like a turkey!

The Blue Zoo said...

Dude, if you sue and get buttloads of money cause you are a clumsy ass - Im going to throw myself down a lane so I can get some money too.

And she MUST be fodder for the ex clients.

laughingmom said...

I hope your appointment was with the 12th lawyer she called!

Busted Kate said...

Lawyers are the reason Rose let go of Jack in Titanic.

Busted Kate said...

Lawyers plotted the federal shut down.

Busted Kate said...

Lawyers put Baby in the corner.

Busted Kate said...

Lawyers want Donald Trump to be president.

Busted Kate said...

Lawyers drank your milkshake.

Moooooog35 said...

you go bowling, you deserve all the pain you get.

Greg said...

That going to really suck if after all that hassle you find out your their on the wrong day...

Coffeypot said...

her main job is to get the coffee and blow the lawyers during lunch.

Alex said...

* Round of Applause *

Momma Fargo said...

Hopefully you weren't at a corporate law firm or tax attorney...or public defenders office. Afterall...how can you be so sure? She didn't seem to know you from any other Adam..s.

PS. What is your bowling handicap? (not your leg)

Sarah P said...

Why do I get the feeling your leg story is going to wind up being a book?

spleen said...

Actual exchange I had with a law office recently:

me: "Last time we talked, you mentioned I had $40 in my account."

lawyer: "Yes."

me: "Can you send it to me?"

lawyer: "Sorry, this exchange used it up."

I wish I were kidding!

WhisperingWriter said...

"Kill the lawyer!"

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