I get lots of lawyer jokes that are rude and am told that I have to learn to deal with it. I am constantly put in a position where I feel some need to justify my decision because of the negative perceptions people have about lawyers. Even people who know me seem to think I am in it for the money at first. I also sometimes run into people who treat me like a trick pony and quiz me on legal and government issues. I just refuse to participate anymore and let people think what they want.
Oh, but my favorite was when I told a couple of people who know me, but not very well, and who went to law school themselves, that I was going to law school. I got youwant to go to lawschool?! Nice.