When I went away to university to study political science I spent the first year living in residence. It was in residence that I came face to face with my earliest true experience of status and privilege. Yes, in years to come it would be who bought their clothes at The Polo Store (it was the late 1980s by then) or at Brooks Brothers or what kind of car one drives. But back in those relatively naïve days of 1986 the key status symbol was … who had a beer fridge in their dorm room. Well, intrepid reader, I must admit – I did not. I had all the best pinup posters of the day and a stereo system that had the speakers directed at the windows and could blast heavy metal music that could be heard clear across the quad. (It makes my teeth rattle and ache just thinking about it today. And, yes, I did have long hair back then – heck, I had hair.) But I … did not have … a beer fridge.
So now I’m all grown up and a responsible adult (that’s my story and I’m sticking with it) with a new and growing law firm. And how am I going to show the world that my firm is doing well? Yup, you guessed it, I’ve bought a beer fridge. The problem, of course, is that I have now built up a reputation and certain standards that just cannot be thrown away. So how to balance the desire for a beer fridge (and all the power and prestige that comes with it) with the desire to remain a respectable, upstanding member of the legal community? The answer: house the beer fridge in a new fancy office.
And so, it is with great pride and fanfare I announce that the firm is moving to its new offices on April 1, 2007. No, it’s not an April Fool’s joke – I can do much better than making people send snail mail to the wrong address. As of that day, the new office will be located at:
121 Richmond Street West, Suite 806
The plan is to shut down the office on Wednesday March 28 to pack up, move everything on Thursday March 29 and unpack everything on Friday March 30. If everything goes according to plan (and that always happens, right?), we’ll be ready to see you on Monday April 2. Stop by and have a coffee – or, better yet, a beer. Cheers!