Anyway, we were very moved by the Vows piece this weekend which profiled Adam and Steve, (that's not a joke), a cute gay couple who didn't know they were gay until Princess Di died (kind of like us).
We noticed that Steve was an associate at a firm in New York where we were interviewing today and we thought how nice it would be if we met him and could congratulate him in person. So you can imagine our excitement when the recruiter said that next we would be meeting with...you guessed it...Steve. YESSSSSSS.
Buuuut...sometimes we have trouble hiding our excitement when we meet people we know something about that they don't necessarily know we know. And today was no exception. Behold:
FW: OMG, OMG, we are SOOOOO thrilled to meet you! We were hoping all day that we would!And that was that. Our first gay celebrity interview.
FW: We read the Vows section and noticed you worked here and what are the chances? Well...the chances are not THAT small since we asked to meet some gay attorneys and really, how many can there be here, but regardless, HI!!!!!!!
FW: SO...tell us...how has your life changed since Sunday? (We asked this one with the blog in mind).
Steve: Uuhhh...I have been getting a lot of emails from people.
FW: OH STEVE WE ARE SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!! MAZEL TOV!!!
Steve: Oh...well...I see that a client is calling, sorry to cut this short....
And just in case you were wondering, we DO in fact ask to meet gay attorneys at the firms where we interview, mostly because of our J.D./Mrs. program. But we've noticed that EVERY one we have met through this process has a ring on his finger and picture of a hottie on his desk. "Chad/Brad/Wade doesn't really work, so he comes to ALL the firm events and everyone just LOVES him." We're sure they do. Or, "Rusty/Dusty/Klaus and I have the summer associates out to Fire Island EVERY July and everyone just LOVES him." No really, we get it.
Perhaps we need to be more explicit with the recruiters who set up the interview days when they ask, "Are there any specific lawyers with whom you wish to meet?" "Yes," we should say. "The unhappy ones."