I’d always wanted to be an anthropologist, writer, comedian or comedy writer…so I ended up as a tax and corporate lawyer. Which I believe qualifies as an existential joke on many levels. Actually, it’s OK. I can help people with things so obscure, unpleasant, unfathomable, intimidating and/or horrifying that they will pay others to unravel them. Bit like being a demonologist crossed with a financial proctologist. As they say, “It’s a living.”
However, there is what we accept (doing work that leads the occasional client or potential client to ask “you want to do this [represent taxpayers against the IRS]?