Trench Menu: Find Scott Greenfield


The topic is the “Trench Menu” meme—the posting on Twitter by criminal-defense lawyers of one-line summaries of their days. Norm Pattis started the meme; others jumped in.

The post itself is vintage “Get Off My Lawn” Greenfield, so I suspect that Scott was kidnapped sometime between 7:29 a.m. EDT, when the post was published, and 1:20 p.m., when this comment was posted:

I’ve heard from a number of people (cowards all, I might add) who thanked me for this because they are feeling enormous pressure to do this but really don’t want to.  That’s the problem.

—”SHG”

I know in my bones that that’s not Scott: the Real Scott Greenfield, when any non-zero number of cowards thanked him for pleading for an end to the Trench Menu meme “because they are feeling enormous pressure to post but really don’t want to,” would have realized that he was wrong.

He would never have admitted it, but he would have realized it, and he wouldn’t have cited teacups’ private thanks as support for his position.

So my friend Scott is missing; I’m going looking for him.

Some say that Scott went into hiding out of shame at the silliness of his post, but he’s never done that before. So I suspect foul play at the hands of a cabal of social media gurus and ninjas.

If I’m not back in two days, look for me in their holy city of Seattle.


2 responses to “Trench Menu: Find Scott Greenfield”

  1. Let’s not get silly. My post is about my rationale. The comment was responsive to Gideon, who has different concerns than I do. That said, part of my problem is reflected by these anonymous lawyers, that a meme pushes weak people into foolish positions they don’t want to be in.

    Forget about them. Think about how you’re giving aid and comfort to the marketers.

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