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    Question What does "First rule Always put the girls in with the psychopaths." mean ?

    A lawer in his office tells his friend on the line ,"First rule of clerking. Always put the girls in with the psychopaths." I guess it's a kind of joke or he is tring to be witty or something,but I just can't figure out what this sentence means .Any help will be much appreciated.
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    Default Re: What does "First rule Always put the girls in with the psychopaths." mean ?

    What was the context?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: What does "First rule Always put the girls in with the psychopaths." mean ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    What was the context?
    A man is calling his friend who is maybe a director of lawyer's office ,chambers as is called.This call is made because he wants his friend to find a lawyer for him.And this friend fianlly thinks of a female lawer and in the chambers where people are all busy with calling someone on the phone ,obviously as a part of their job,he tells him on the line "Well you know what they say Brian.First rule of clerking. Always put the girls in with the psychopaths."

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