What do you guys say when lay people ask you dumb questions about law school. I'm starting in the fall. I'm getting sick and tired of peeople asking me the same old dumb questions. What type of law do you want to practice? That's annoying mainly because the answer I would give would be something like transactional or litigation but would be open to both. But the answer a lay person would expect is family law or criminal or defense/prosecution. Talking to lay people about law school is becoming nauseating. I also work with a bunch of TTT lawyers in an office. These lawyers are probaly the slowest uninformed people I've ever been around (no joke). They assume that all law schools are TTT regionals who charge 200k. This will not be my situation and I can't relate to them. I've been there for about a year. I'll be there until august and can't wait to get out. How do I handle this?
I hear your pain, brother. I too work with people who do not know that there are non TTT schools that charge $200k. It's very frustrating working with these people, because despite my efforts to explain it to them once, they didn't understand, and I really want them to understand. When I work near slow people, I find that I get slower myself, and getting slower is one of my biggest fears. To combat this, I try to listen to fast paced music when I'm not around them to counter balance the situation. I also go very light on coffee to reduce my cortisol levels.
In terms of lay people asking me about law school, I just tell them "I'm doing international law", they say "cool", and I get to laugh. I'm not sure why you're getting so angry about this, brother. It's quite clear that you're smarter than everyone you're around, so it's important that you embrace this fact positively, rather than getting nauseous from it. One thing that I like to do when people ask me stupid questions is go to the bathroom and masturbate. Have you tried this? It's a great stress reliever.