Starting Over Scottish by Tricia O’Malley EPUB & PDF – eBook Details
- Author: Tricia O’Malley
- Language: English
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ow do you know when a woman is about to say something smart?”
I stared at Dale Graves, a partner at the law firm, and silently
debated whether putting a laxative in his coffee would be a traceable
crime or not. Dale waited at my desk for me to speak, his eyes alight with
humor. When I didn’t respond, he continued as though I was waiting
breathlessly for the punchline. “When she starts her sentence with… ‘a man
once told me.’”
Two of the junior associates next to him guffawed, as though this
sparkling nugget of sexist witticism was the funniest thing they’d ever heard.
Don’t say anything. Don’t say anything.
“I don’t get it?” I blinked balefully up at my boss, and Dale stilled, his
eyes meeting mine.
“I’m sorry, what’s that now?” Dale Graves of Smithson, Graves, Leary &
Gimbel was not used to being questioned.
“I don’t understand. Can you explain the joke?” I continued, keeping a
pleasant expression on my face.
“It’s…the joke is…” Dale pressed his lips together and slapped the file he
held onto my desk. “Harper, transcribe the letter and have it ready for the
messenger to court by this afternoon.”
“Of course, sir. I’m sorry I didn’t understand your very funny joke,” I
said. I infused my voice with sweetness, while Dale snapped his fingers at the
associates. They followed him immediately, their heads bowed together,
Once again, I was stuck feeling annoyed and frustrated after fielding yet
another inappropriate joke from this man who refused to change his behavior
no matter how many times Human Resources had discussed the rules with
him. Truth be told, I wasn’t sure how much more of this I could take. Today
was the first time I’d finally worked up the courage to say something back,
and now my hands trembled as I took the file and placed it next to my
I knew better.
This was why I never lasted long at my jobs. With a tendency to
challenge authority, or call people out on their bad behavior, I was often told
that I was difficult to work with or that perhaps I would be better off working
for myself. The trouble I had with being an entrepreneur is that it required a
few key things like ‘startup capital’ and ‘motivation’, both of which I
I was stuck in a rut.
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