“Why are you constantly searching for loopholes?” the reporter asked.
“That’s my job, son,” the interviewee said. “I try to find where the other guy screwed up and exploit it when doing so is in the interests of my clients. And there are always loopholes.”
“And the other guy’s lawyers try to do that to you as well, huh?”
“Of course,” the law firm’s senior partner said. “But if I’m doing my job right, they won’t find any loopholes in my work products to exploit.”
“So you consider yourself to be a loophole expert?”
“Most definitely,” the attorney said, his voice full of pride. “My job is to search and destroy, to find the other guy’s weakness and capitalize on it. It’s what I do.”
“So what you’re telling me is that you’re an asshole aficionado.”
“You mean ‘loophole’ aficionado,” the lawyer said.
“If you say so,” the reporter said, turned off his recorder and thanked the attorney for his time.
Somewhat flustered by the abrupt end to the interview, the attorney said, “I’m looking forward to seeing the draft of your exposé before it’s published.”
“That’s not going to happen,” the reporter said. “I guess you missed that loophole when you signed the consent form for this interview. And as you said, ‘There are always loopholes.’”
Written for today’s one-word prompt, “loophole.”