Anyhow, once upon a time I worked for a lawyer. He was a damn good lawyer, too. And (hold on to your hats) he was HONEST. The man was full of integrity and it was admirable. However, there was one little thing that most people did not know about Lawyer Greenjeans that I knew… and that was, he had no desire to actually be practicing law. He wanted to do pretty much ANYTHING but practice law.
Lawyer Greenjeans lived out in the country (hence the name Lawyer Greenjeans… a nod to a TV character from my childhood who was not a lawyer but did wear greenjeans). He had some cows. He grew some hay. But mostly, he just enjoyed not being around people and having property on which he could do as he wanted.
The down side to that, though, was that there was really crappy internet out where he lived, so that meant that pretty much all internet research and the like fell to me (not that I minded). On occasion, I would venture out to his place, days when he was too busy or just didn’t feel like bothering with traffic. Oftentimes, while I was out there I’d throw in a load of laundry or wash some dishes. He didn’t really have people over and so his housekeeping was somewhat lax.
There are days I miss Lawyer Greenjeans. I email him now and then knowing that it will take days, maybe weeks to get a response (see aforementioned bad internet). He was a good boss. He was (is) a great friend and I am proud to have worked for him.