Monday, September 17, 2007

To be Shore..

And "Alan Shore fans" makes it to my orkut communities because of this...
Alan Shore: Well you need to hear it! ......... to abuse a talented, selfless employee only because his social skills lack the polish! To allow him to work tirelessly under the delusion that he could make partner! A delusion you carefully nurtured so as to make piles of money off of him in the short term. That’s a betrayal, Shirley. Not just of Jerry, but of you! And your character! Which up till now I haveconsidered undeniably decent.
Shirley Schmidt: Are you finished?
Alan Shore: No. Jerry Espenson, no doubt, will go off quietly into the night as the meek often do. But somebody around here has to get angry about it. Otherwise you’ll just go off and blithely do it again.
Shirley Schmidt: We have not yet made a decision concerning Jerry Espenson, when we do I will call you first to tell you, “It is none of your concern!”
Alan Shore: There’s a saying Shirley, perhaps you’ve heard it. ‘All it takes for evil to succeed is for good people to say, “It’s a business.”
While that might have been boring to the non-followers, what interested me was that it addresses an issue that i have found constantly encountered in professional life - social skills, or the lack of it. I've been ambivalent about this myself, but it irks me when people with lesser skills tend to be able to push their case only because they are aggressive, especially in situations where the hard skills are more important than the soft ones..
And sometimes i see this aggression being used in a social context when the people who prefer to exist in the background are subject to the sort of bullying that usually is associated with school life... And each time i see it happen, i thank god for a reasonably sharp humour sense and a dichotomy of personality :)

until next time, the meek shall inherit the earth...

5 comments:

Ankur said...

boston legal was really great...
but i expected some courtroom drama when the case was tried... unfortunately they settled out of court

Hyde said...

The meek will inherit an earth battered and torn.

Tys on Ice said...

Danny.

Danny Crane.

Love it.

manuscrypts said...

ankur: not to worry, theres a better one coming up, but perhaps next season .. jerry vs alan :)

hyde: not necessarily, if all goes well :D

manuscrypts said...

TOI: yup, the two very combustible words - denny crane.... did you know that he says it because he thinks people cannot believe they are in the presence of the great denny crane, so he says it aloud to reassure them that they are :)