7 Responses

  1. nicki442
    nicki442 at |

    I share your pet peeve. It makes me think that the author has no clue about the profession of the character, or the character himself, when the character does something unprofessional.

  2. Trix
    Trix at |

    I always liked Linc in Ethan Stone’s BARTENDER, P.I. (even though at times I wished they spent more time on the hockey portion of his career, it basically starts up once he’s forced to retire). You can tell right away that Linc really isn’t stupid, in spite of his constant malaprops…he reminds me of a boy Judy Holliday in BORN YESTERDAY.

  3. 16forward
    16forward at |

    Most unprofessional… professor with student!

  4. Des livres
    Des livres at |

    I am not usually pulled out of the story by the unprofessional professional, but I do tend to immediately feel contempt for them, and not want to know, or care, what happens next, so I stop reading. I feel like my time has been wasted.

  5. Lisa
    Lisa at |

    No, the most unprofessional is the doctor with their patient. Because it’s not only unprofessional, it’s illegal. I’m drawing a blank right now on a good example of the pro who’s out their element.


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