Year 2, week 45: Keep It Simple Stupid

“But why can’t we just use our common sense and keep things simple?”

It was a question I was naively posing to OldSmoothie in the context of the protracted negotiations which chambers are undertaking with their new business development officer over what seem to me to be pointless details.  “It’s a curse, BabyB. Legal training. Like some sort of parasite that gets into your brain and takes over the controls. I mean, you’re trained to foresee the problems that no-one else would ever consider. The chance in a million or if you’re good the chance in a trillion. It’s what distinguishes lawyers from the rest of the human race. Once you start doing that, well, nothing can ever be simple again.”

Oh.

August 4, 2008 · Tim Kevan · One Comment
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  1. Patty O' Doors - August 5, 2008

    I think I must have used Old Smoothie recently.
    God it was painful.