My grandmother passed away in 1989 but today would be her 95th birthday and I thought it would be nice to remember her by sharing some special advice she gave me.
One afternoon while she was washing the dishes and I was drying the dishes she handed me a plate that still had a spec of food on it. I turned to her, handing her back the plate saying "you missed a spot." She turned to me and said "a good dish dryer doesn't complain about the dish washer."
It wasn't until years later that I finally got what she meant. I think its prudent advice for paralegals too. If you're a little slow on the uptake --- don't complain about the work that has been done before you. Its petty and unprofessional.