I work with a lot of very grumpy people. They barely (if at all) ever say hello to me and I guess they would get disbarred if they actually smiled.
Now, Universe knows that I'm not always a bubbling fountain of joy and enthusiasm and I spent most of my life with Extreme Moodists, so I'm used to temper quirks, but to go around constantly grumpy and unsmiling seems to me a waste of a life.
Maybe it's because my daughter had emergency surgery yesterday and I was on an emotional roller coaster, but today I am uber-grateful for the wonderful gifts (like my amazing children) that I have been given.
I try (sometimes successfully) to not judge people. And maybe these attorneys have untold trials (other than their normal kind) and tribulations I don't know about. But I have been beat up mentally, emotionally and physically, lost people I love, had all my money taken from me, fired, evicted, rejected and had to ride in a fucking tow truck over 10 times in my life, but I still manage to pull a smile out of my ass every once in a while.
My story is not unique. I have many dear friends who have histories that make my life seem like Paris Hilton's (only with underwear). I am not seeking pity here. What I am saying is, Grow A Pair, attorneys who make a shitload of money! Life Sucks. But it's short, so spread a little sunshine around every once in a while and it just might bounce back on you.