Having known many, many lawyers over the years, it seems clear to me that the typical overworked lawyer spends most non-working moments daydreaming of one of two things: an exit strategy and meeting another attractive human being. The demanding hours of the legal profession can make it difficult to meet a potential mate. After too many long hours at a desk without any real social interaction (trolling the ATL comments doesn’t count), even the dorky associate down the hall in the tax department can start to seem attractive. I’ve heard far too many stories from fellow associates about how sleep deprivation and loneliness can lead to some pretty bad decisions.
One New York lawyer has decided to get more creative in his quest to spend some actual face-to-face time with a real live attractive woman. This attorney, we’ll call him “Mr. Model,” has turned to Craigslist — and not the Casual Encounters section — in search of a smokin’ hottie….
Now, if you believe Mr. Model’s ad, he shouldn’t have a hard time meeting women:
I am a professional male (actually, an attorney) who has not worked as a model – but from time to time, a number of people have asked me if I am a model – based on my appearance and physique.
Nevertheless, Mr. Model has chosen to take the foolproof approach of using Craigslist to find an equally genetically-blessed female. Because, after all, we all know that Craigslist is where the truly attractive people go when they’re looking for love, right?
It seems that Mr. Model is trying to kill two birds with one stone, pursuing his exit strategy and meeting women all at once. Mr. Model is graciously offering to share the spotlight in a joint headshot with “an attractive partner” (the photographer’s idea, of course, not his). In his own words, he is “seeking a model-type female for a photo shoot.” Sadly, though, the ad provides no pictures to back up Mr. Model’s self-professed Adonis qualities. I can only assume that exchanging pictures is just one part of the “audition process.”
So, ladies, do you think you have what it takes to share the spotlight with Mr. Model and pocket a cool $125 in the process? But wait, it wouldn’t be a lawyer’s ad if there weren’t caveats. In true lawyerly fashion, Mr. Model warns that things could get a bit risqué:
The shoot can be a bit racy – but if so, it would be entirely tasteful (with no nudity). After all, I have a real career and co-workers to concern myself with.
Now, we all know that lawyers thrive on schadenfreude, so I predict that keeping the raciness to a “tasteful” level will do precisely nothing to temper the mocking that is sure to ensue if his co-workers were to catch wind of these photos. Mr. Model should be thankful that it usually takes gossip this interesting a while to leak out and circulate through the associate ranks. Hopefully his modeling career will be taking off by the time these photos start making the email rounds.
But that all depends on you, ladies. Is anyone willing to put on her best Blue Steel and help this guy out? Because, as Coco’s infamous “screen test” in Fame taught us when we were young, sketchy photo shoots with anonymous photographers always go well.
Natasha Lydon is a new writer here at Above the Law. She graduated from NYU Law School and spent years at a Vault top 50 law firm. Follow Natasha on Twitter, at @NJLydon, or email her, at email@example.com.