I’m about halfway through this show, and when Aparna was on a date with Shekar and he said he loved being a lawyer and she was like “Wow, really?” I laughed, because I know lots of lawyers and most of them dislike it. The ones that do work about which they are genuinely passionate (e.g. public defenders) dislike being broke; the ones who have BigLaw jobs like the money but hate the work and hours. It sounded like Shekar works in a human-interest area of law (on his date with Nadia he said “when a refugee comes into my office...”) so he may be working in an area he’s passionate about; Aparna is general counsel for a company, which tends not to inspire as much passion. But I did laugh at that. Aparna is not the only unhappy lawyer out there.
But damn, she hates a lot of things. Beaches. Comedy. Podcasts. Relaxing. Most of the people she goes on dates with. When she was with Shekar and he said he’s always wanted to go to Dubai, she says “that’s weird.” Why not tell him something about the place? “Make sure you bring sunscreen!” and then you talk about how hot it gets, and that leads to “the hottest place I’ve ever been ...” like, this is basic date stuff. I fell out when Shekar was trying to be all diplomatic but you could see he meant “NOPE.”
Yes! I was like, "He ... is ordering a drink. Good Lord." How is he supposed to order food without talking to the server? Also, there's a saying that if a person is nice to you but not nice to folks in the service industry, they're not actually a nice person. That's what I think about Aparna so far - she's just not a nice person. Like, Nadia seems like a warm person. Aparna really doesn't.