February 17, 2005

"You're a law professor?"

Let's say you're a businessman of some sort, encountering a prospective client for the first time. It's your big chance to make a good first impression, to establish a relationship of trust. You ask her what she does for a living. She says she's a law professor. How do you respond? I'm not so sure I really want to help you, but let me just say "You're a law professor?" is not a good response. (And neither is "Good for you!")

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