Last Friday, The Namby Pamby tweeted:
My response: “You know there’s this activity called skydiving – does the trick too with a lot more fun.”
Namby claims he won’t “jump out of a perfectly good airplane,” but I think he’s denying a parachute its destiny.
The closest things I’ve done to litigation is trial advocacy classes where the final was a mini fake trial, so I can’t say whether litigation prep or skydiving is a better adrenaline rush. But here’s the breakdown of the experiences from my perspective and based The Namby Pamby’s and The Mrs. Namby Pamby’s tweets.
|It’s Saturday||I’m doing whatever I want||You’re working|
|The View||Amazing view from the plane and on the way down||I hope your office has a window|
|The Company||Handpicking my group, including inviting the awesome Peter Shankman if he’s in town||Dealing with potentially annoying coworkers, opposing counsel, and clients|
|The Significant Other||Can come too||Has trouble remembering what you look like|
|The Money||Paying for the experience||Getting paid – but how much do you really make per hour?|
|The Risk||I could die – but it will be fast||You could be dying a slow death – due to stress, substance abuse, poor diet, etc.|
|The Social Good||Probably minimal||Righting a wrong|
Created with the HTML Table Generator
I asked my legal eagle friends whether skydiving or litigation had a better rush and they agree that skydiving is better than litigation.
Mike: “Skydiving. I’ve done both, and there’s no comparison.”
Chad: “I am going to say skydiving. After several years I began to dread litigation. I can’t imagine skydiving losing its appeal because the other skydivers are unprofessional poorly trained ass hats.”
A criminal defense attorney recently told me that hearing the phrase “Not guilty” was better than orgasm and I get that given that that might be a live-or-death situation. However, I remain unconvinced that doing litigation prep all weekend has a better adrenaline rush than skydiving.
What do you think?