Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Tolerance and Repeat

I am a firm believer in different strokes for different folks.  Granted, sometimes other follks' strokes rub me the wrong way, but everyone's entitled to their own opinion, even if it is wrong. 
Case in point, one of the attorneys here had a group of attorneys from another firm (Point of Information:  what is the proper term for a group of attorneys?  A gaggle?  A murder?  A portfolio?  Discuss.) and they had a twenty-minute conversation on how the various founders of this firm made their money and how wonderful it was.  Now, I'm not about to bite the hand that feeds me, so I'm very grateful that The Founding Lawyers made money, I just never think in terms of it being "wonderful". 
Elaine Stritch was wonderful.  James Garner was wonderful.  Some dude who started a company and made a shitload of money was just another dude who started a company and made a shitload of money. 
To me. 
But I guess a legion of lawyers gets as emotionally moved by the birth of an LLC as I do by Elaine's "Here's To The Ladies Who Lunch" or James' proposal to Sally Fields in "Murphy's Romance." 
I reserve my right to disagree with people who have opinions different than my own, but I don't have the right to yell or shoot at them because of it.  That's not Having An Opinion, that's Being an Asshole.  And nobody has the right be an asshole, though there seems to be an Abundance of Assholes in the world today. 
In my opinion.