Last night my parents had some people over as they will be leaving for Greece for the next 3 months. One of the guests is this biglaw junior partner whom we shall refer to as Jim. I’ve known this guy for 15 years now and occasionally have to put up with his arrogant comments. Last night was the worst as his arrogance and smear campaign were at all time highs while my confidence is dipping into all time lows.
One of the other guests was my mega rich Uncle. As usual every time we have these little parties biglaw Jim always sucks up to megarich uncle. Last night was the same story as Jim and Uncle were sitting outside, smoking cigars. I went out to have a cig myself and was told by Jim "join us Subprime, we want to talk to you". And so the torture began.
Here is an excerpt of our conversation.
Jim: so, Subprime, what’s your plan, what are going to do with yourself, what plans do you have for your life?
Subprime: Its tough Jim, its literally impossible to find work. I’m still looking. I go to the restaurants with my Dad a few times a week.
Some off the topic words are said. Then,
Subprime: So Jim, what’s going on with the CMBS market, I hear that those securities are getting murdered. (CMBS= commercial mortgage backed securities). Jim happens to work in the CMBS market so I wanted to get a inside scoop.
Jim: you don't need to worry about what I’m doing with CMBS. That’s not important. What’s important is that you get a job, that you expand, get experience, find your niche, and grow. You need to stop worrying about CMBS and what you need to start worrying about is how your going to take care of your wife, how your going to make your car payment, how your going to move out. This is what you need to worry about. You need to stop trying to save the world. You see, Uncle, this is the problem with Subprime, he is arrogant. Subprime, what you need to do is eat some "humble pie". You problem is that you want to start at the top, but it doesn’t work like that in life. You have to start at the bottom and move your way up to the top.
(At this point I am infuriated and wanted to rip his fucking head off) I respond, as calmly as I could,
Subprime: Hey Jim, can't you answer a simple question? I simply asked you what was going on with the CMBS market. I happen to know and understand this market and since you happen to work with CMBS it was a great opportunity to get some insider perspective. I have never stated my intention to save the world, I just follow markets as they are LEADING INDICATORS of the economy. And with regards to my worrying about the things you mentioned that I SHOULD be worrying about, what do you think I do everyday? Morning, noon, afternoon, night, midnight, this is what I think about. Its my fucking life Jim. You actually think I don’t worry about these things? And because I ask you one simple question about CMBS, you think I don’t think about getting a job, about how to better my life? That’s a stupid assumption to make.
(At this point he was irritated himself as I responded to him in such a manner)
Jim: The problem with you Subprime is that you have tunnel vision (as he imitates someone having tunnel vision). You need to stop trying to get the best job out there and take whatever you can get. You see Uncle, that’s the problem with this younger generation. They all want to work 40 hours a week and make $200,000 per year. You should see some of my associates, they act like its a 9-5 job. They don't put in any extra effort. Just take any job you can get. Your up here (shows with this hand), you need to come down here (lowers his hand).
Subprime: for your information, I can't get ANY legal job let alone a good legal job. The only thing I have is a part time (10 hrs a week lately) gig with some solo out of LA. So how do I have tunnel vision then? Why don’t you explain that to me?
Jim: He begins to ramble off topic of how he has respect for his senior partner, talking to Uncle. A few minutes pass.
Subprime: You still haven’t answered my question. You allege that I have tunnel vision and am arrogant, please provide guidance as to how I have tunnel vision and why I am arrogant. (What I wanted to say was this: No Jim, I will never ever kiss your partner ass the same way your junior ASSociates do. And if you ever fucking insult me the way you did in my house again I will beat you so bad that you will call the hospital home for a good month)
Jim: I’m proud of you so far Subprime. You finished law school, passed the bar on your first try. Now you need to finish the job. He again ignored my question, would not answer me, and spoke with Uncle.
I at that point went upstairs and waited for his punk ass to leave. Infuriated out of my mind. Its one thing to fuck with someone by being an arrogant prick, its another to kick someone while they are down. He seriously ran the risk of getting a massive beating last night. I’m not crazy enough to do that with my family at home but last night I came pretty close. Instead of saying something along the lines of "keep your head up Subprime, hopefully things will get better" he chose to berate and embarrass me in front of my uncle.
The other day I posted how the rulers of this country have serious ego problems and think they are so much better than us. This Jim is a perfect example of this attitude. How the fuck can he say that people want to work 40 hours a week and still make $200,000? Does he not realize that the economy is imploding all around him? Of course not, because as junior partner he makes a good $25,000 per month. But the one thing that these cunts never think about is that the law of the jungle still reigns supreme. That people will snap and fight back against their insults. I know he sensed my rage at him as I kept staring him right in the eyes with a nasty glare while he would keep looking at every direction except at me lol. For me that is a victory, the fact that he didn't have the balls to look me in the eye after talking all that shit.
The point I’m trying to make is that us "little" people still have to have our self respect. We need to hold our heads up high. Never let any son of a bitch put us down. No matter what any one says to you, now matter how bad the insult, there is one thing that they can never take away from you, and that is your ability to give them a good beating. Its amazing how quickly he stopped running his mouth when I got aggressive with him. The fucking coward wouldn’t even answer my question.
There is a time for peace, and a time for war. For us tunnel vision, arrogant, requiring to eat humble pie little people, it’s definitely time for war. I know that violence emanates from my posts and I'm glad that it does. This society has been pussified for far too long. We've been trained to never release anger, to always stay calm and proper. This is the tactic that the powers that be use to subjugate the people. If a 4th grader gets into a school fight, they send him to the psychologist and drug the child because he is probably "ADD". A 15 year old client of mine is getting charged with Assault with a Deadly Weapon for hitting a punk kid with a skateboard. He whacked the other guy once with it and then they had a classic 15 year old fistfight. They both got whupped, went home and licked their wounds. Unfortunately for my client, the school police detained him, and then charged him with ADW.
Ridiculous. But this is how the system is set up now. Personally, I would rather starve then be berated by some punk that I could wipe the floor with.