I am feeling grumpy

there are only so many times when you can try to help someone before just giving up.

plus, I have a non-lawyer colleague in the US who tries to mansplain the law to me.

 

1. If you have tried a couple of times and it hasn't worked, then give up. Stop expending unnecessary energy.

2. Tell him politely to F off.

Judo to Mr x: I cannot stress [my advice] in the strongest terms.

Mr X to Judo - about 1,000 slack messages to Judo why he is right

Judo to Mr X - why she is right on the law and the commercial implications

Mr X tries to ring Judo

Judo doesn't answer, as she is very busy doing something urgent

Mr X Are you upset?

 

grrrrrr

it's not the first time that he has done this.  He basically got a JD about 30 years ago so thinks that he knows as much as an actual lawyer.

I am grumpy - but it is purely down to the book I am reading, am always shitty for the first half hour after lunch.

The JD degree is considered the first degree in law in the United States and is offered by American Bar Association (ABA)-approved law schools, by law schools that are not ABA-approved, and by many Canadian law schools.

Why can't you stress your advice in the strongest terms Judo,, you have always struck me as most eloquent.

Do you have some sort of nervous tick that makes you preface all advice with 

 

all things being equal or

it is more likely than not

 

?

I've just had an American director of a E&W private company try and tell me the law on corporate opportunity and directors' conflicts of interest.  Helpfully sending me a decision relating to a Delaware corporation.  Tw@.

There comes a point - for me it tends to come immediately on the arrival of the second of the 1,000 slack messages - when I switch from helpful explainy to dull, flat and repetitive. 

' Thanks, I have read and considered your slack message of [date] but my advice is as given on [date].'

and thereafter

'thanks, I have read and considered your slack messages of [date] and [date]  but my advice is as given on [date].'

Al Pacino puts it better  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIWmWHI5VHo

There comes a point - for me it tends to come immediately on the arrival of the second of the 1,000 slack messages - when I switch from helpful explainy to dull, flat and repetitive. 

' Thanks, I have read and considered your slack message of [date] but my advice is as given on [date].'

and thereafter

'thanks, I have read and considered your slack messages of [date] and [date]  but my advice is as given on [date].'

Al Pacino puts it better  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIWmWHI5VHo