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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

I think, if you adapt per profession, it's pretty much the warning flag for all professionals. Another bad one in health care is, "I just want you to know my son/daughter/niece/nephew/etc is a lawyer..." When someone starts off a conversation with me like that I know they're going to ask me to write them a cheque for something. I head it off with, "I just want you to know we will NOT discriminate against you even knowing this..."

This. I frequently get "I thought about going to school for architecture" or "I've got a pretty good background in design, though not exactly the same thing." Playing SimCity and taking Intro to Drafting in high school does not give you a "pretty good background in design."
post #45692 of 65905
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Originally Posted by munchausen View Post

The most dreaded sentence a lawyer can hear from a new client: "I have a good mind for this stuff. I really should have gone to law school." uhoh.gif

you should tell him he is mentally deficient and shouldnt be allowed to tie his own shoes.
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Originally Posted by munchausen View Post

I mean, in the end, I'm billing the guy for all of the time I spend listening to his little helpful suggestions, so there's that.

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post #45693 of 65905
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Originally Posted by munchausen View Post

I mean, in the end, I'm billing the guy for all of the time I spend listening to his little helpful suggestions, so there's that.

I get your point, but in my situation I just clarified a few points and instructed the attorney to do as I wished and it worked out. I just didn't understand the gears and pushing paper part. Nobody is going to understand your situation better than yourself.

Not saying I'd do things twice this way, its important to recognize where the line is.
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Originally Posted by js4design View Post

This. I frequently get "I thought about going to school for architecture" or "I've got a pretty good background in design, though not exactly the same thing." Playing SimCity and taking Intro to Drafting in high school does not give you a "pretty good background in design."

my wife is really good at table tennis (like college varsity good). the amount of basement/garage/backdoor pingpong "legends" that have been blanked by her while she still has a suit on is innumerable.

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
yes she's asian. also people who are varsity level good at ping pong all seem to have the same playing form (that looks somewhat dorky) so you know when someone's good instantly when they revert to it.
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^ thanks for the spoiler, I was about to ask.
post #45696 of 65905
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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post

I get your point, but in my situation I just clarified a few points and instructed the attorney to do as I wished and it worked out. I just didn't understand the gears and pushing paper part. Nobody is going to understand your situation better than yourself.

Not saying I'd do things twice this way, its important to recognize where the line is.

Don't get me wrong, I actually like it if a person has some legal knowledge (as long as it's not internet based) and knows what they are talking about. Makes it more likely they will give me relevant information and leave out useless facts and anecdotes. It's just the sentence above usually tells me that I am going to waste a bunch of time explaining that their half baked ideas aren't any good.
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Originally Posted by JayJay View Post

You're at the right place, though wrong thread. laugh.gif

I hope your new gig works our well for you. Sounds as though you've moved up. Congrats!

Thanks! It's definitely an upward move. I didn't think it would be, given the work is similar to what I was doing, but now I'm seeing that it really is an upgrade.
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I'd think those j.crew suits would fit M better until he earns enough coin to order a couple of liveranos.

btw- conne's poast made me remember this oldtimer classic:

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Originally Posted by munchausen View Post

I was going to say Banana Republic. That or J. Crew are both much better deals than Men's Wearhouse or Jos A Bank imo.
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Also, around this time last year I got one of those "Zegna cloth" suits at Saks Off 5th for around 400 I think and it looks pretty decent.
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Originally Posted by deadly7 View Post

I have one and love it. Half or 3/4 canvassed, a good mid-weight suit that I've worn year-round, and they are right now having a BOGO sale, so 2 for $750 or something like that. Also comes with extra to be let out at both waist and through the legs, should you need it.
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

i dont have any, but i have steered my brothers to buy 4 of them. they look really nice, and they have been able to get them for as low as 250 when there is a great sale going on.

I happened to run into a Brooks last night, and they have their BrooksCool suits at 2-for-$899. I ordered a couple in the Milano fit, so we'll see if that works.

I actually sent the Wizard an email, because I like the suit I have from him, but his prices have gone up by about a third since I last bought one. Those suits were great at around $300, but at $400 with shipping I'm not as thrilled. Plus, I don't think the lightweight wool in his suits would hold up to office wear.

I tried the Off Fifth Zegna Cloth Suits last week, and they're not bad at all at the price with the current sale. Unfortunately, the pickin's were slim in my size, and I was stuck with either black or a color I have already.

I ran into a MW, just to see, and it was...no. They had a couple of suits that fit me okay, but it was all their "designer" stuff. I'm not paying $650 for a damn Hilfiger suit. Hell, even their house brand was $500 in the slimmer cut. That's absurd. I'm not paying $750 for two MW suits when I could get lower-end Brooks for $150 more. I have a Jos. A Bank suit I had to buy for a wedding I'm in, and the fit does not work for me. The shoulders are much too big.

I may look at J. Crew tonight. Their stuff generally fits me really well, so that might be a good option, particularly if the Brooks doesn't work out.
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Originally Posted by munchausen View Post

Don't get me wrong, I actually like it if a person has some legal knowledge (as long as it's not internet based) and knows what they are talking about. Makes it more likely they will give me relevant information and leave out useless facts and anecdotes. It's just the sentence above usually tells me that I am going to waste a bunch of time explaining that their half baked ideas aren't any good.

"Don't get me wrong".... did you real that last few dozen posts? biggrin.gif

Re the lawyer, this shit gets expensive, I went in without the half baked ideas.

I hear you. I used to do web dev back before the internet bubble started to fill. I heard the most insane and elaborate ideas from clients. I was forced to do shit that was an epic fail (for example, making a user watch a big ass flash movie before you see a homepage with no way to bypass it).
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Just noticed some sort of bugs in the floorboards of my new apartment. ffffuuuu.gif
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Originally Posted by MrG View Post

I happened to run into a Brooks last night, and they have their BrooksCool suits at 2-for-$899. I ordered a couple in the Milano fit, so we'll see if that works.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I actually sent the Wizard an email, because I like the suit I have from him, but his prices have gone up by about a third since I last bought one. Those suits were great at around $300, but at $400 with shipping I'm not as thrilled. Plus, I don't think the lightweight wool in his suits would hold up to office wear.

I tried the Off Fifth Zegna Cloth Suits last week, and they're not bad at all at the price with the current sale. Unfortunately, the pickin's were slim in my size, and I was stuck with either black or a color I have already.

I ran into a MW, just to see, and it was...no. They had a couple of suits that fit me okay, but it was all their "designer" stuff. I'm not paying $650 for a damn Hilfiger suit. Hell, even their house brand was $500 in the slimmer cut. That's absurd. I'm not paying $750 for two MW suits when I could get lower-end Brooks for $150 more. I have a Jos. A Bank suit I had to buy for a wedding I'm in, and the fit does not work for me. The shoulders are much too big.

I may look at J. Crew tonight. Their stuff generally fits me really well, so that might be a good option, particularly if the Brooks doesn't work out.

this is all so exciting!!!!

the j crew ludlow stuff is really nice quality, but the jackets are styled really trendy. tiny lapels.... too bad. also, they are a tad pricey.
post #45701 of 65905
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Originally Posted by munchausen View Post

The most dreaded sentence a lawyer can hear from a new client: "I have a good mind for this stuff. I really should have gone to law school." uhoh.gif

I get - "well that's not they way they do things in Jersey. It must be because Pennsylvania is a Commonwealth not a state."

No, that's not why it's different. And if you wanted to do things the same as in Jersey then maybe you should have cheated on your wife in Hoboken instead of Allentown.
post #45702 of 65905
Thought I would be all smart by having the summer tires put on the car this weekend which, of course, has made old man winter snow some for me.
post #45703 of 65905
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Originally Posted by A Canuker View Post

Thought I would be all smart by having the summer tires put on the car this weekend which, of course, has made old man winter snow some for me.

sucks. my grandmother headed back to denver, and she was told they are expecting 10 inches of snow today. how much did you get?
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Wow not that much, I would suspect it finished around 2.5-3 depending upon the wind. It should melt soon though but the tires that are now on are useless on anything slightly slick so it makes for a slower drive than normal.

Since we have to use snow tires for 7+ months of the year I found that it wasn't any more costly to have pure summer tires over all season and they make for an amazing grippy drive. Neither of us are speedy drivers but every advantage you have to stop and dodge stuff is well worth it.
post #45705 of 65905
Stung by a bee! I didn't even do anything to it. I hope it's dead and shit.
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