Q&A with Grant Standen

Date: 10 October 2019

Below you will find an introduction into the life of Grant Standen who recently joined our team at FC Lawyers. You can see the full profile of Grant here.

 

What is your name?

Grant Standen

 

Do you have any nicknames? 

“Spotty” out of work

“Chester” at work

 

What is your position at fc lawyers?

The bottom!!! (lawyer)

 

What did you do previously before working at fc lawyers?

International Flight Attendant

 

What was your first job?

Barman

 

At which store would you like to max-out your credit card?

Bunnings

 

What is your favourite music genre and top 3 artists/bands of all time?

Relaxed – Paul Kelly, The Radiators, Angels

 

What was the best concert you have attended?

Angels

 

What is your favourite food and drink?

Steak and a Peroni beer

 

Have you had your 15 minutes of fame yet?

Yes – For being related to infamous person

 

Who would you most like to swap places with for a day?

Anyone who has lots of money and doesn’t work.

 

Do you have a favourite charity you wish more people knew about?

Wounded Heroes – You can check out their website here.

 

Do you have any favourite quotes?

Carpe diem

 

What was your favourite tv show when growing up?

Beverley Hillbillies

 

Choose a movie title for the story of your life (and explain why)

“ Take it in your stride”

A few unusual things has happened in my time that could possibly send a lot of people around the bend, but you just get on with it.

 

What was the best thing before sliced bread?

“White Knight” (the lolly)

 

Do you have any phobias?

No

 

What are three things still left on your bucket list?

  1. Travel around Australia
  2. A complete season in a ski resort somewhere in the world
  3. Take my wife to the Greek Isle.

 

If you could have any one superpower, which would you choose?

Never need to sleep.

 

What are some of your pet peeves?

Don’t suffer fools lightly

 

Which four individuals, living or dead, would you like to eat dinner with the most?

Mum, Dad (both deceased), Arsene Wenger, JFK

 

What is your favourite family tradition?

Watching movies all day on Xmas day – (family celebrates Xmas eve so just do nothing Xmas day.)

 

Who is your least favourite superhero?

Aquaman

 

What technology innovation made the most impact on your life?

Computer

 

How would you spend one million dollars?

Pay off my mortgage and go on a holiday

 

If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would you go?

Any luxury ski resort

 

If you had a time machine, what point in the past or future would you visit?

50 years time to see where my kids are.

 

Describe yourself in 3 words. 

Hard Working, Conversationalist

 

If you could only take one physical item with you on a deserted island, what it would be?

A deck of cards (I can’t remember who said this quote but they said if you are lost and you start playing a game of patience you will not be lost for long, as you can guarantee someone will come along from nowhere and tell you what move to do next!!)

 

What kind of pet do you have, and how did you choose its name?

2 white fluffy dogs, My wife and kids picked the name, I had no say.

 

If you had to listen to one song for the rest of your life, what would it be?

High, by Lighthouse Family

 

What’s your favourite sports team?

Arsenal or in the old days before they merged Western Suburbs Rugby League Team

 

If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Steak and mash

 

What TV show or movie do you absolutely refuse to watch? Why?

Star Wars, Just a stupid concept.

 

How do you wind down after work?

Watch some TV usually a comedy show

 

What job would you be terrible at?

Fisherman (I hate seafood)

 

Have you ever had to “unlearn” something in your professional life? What was it?

Not that I can recall.

 

What’s the best piece of professional advice you’ve ever received?

Don’t let others get under your skin, if they are not happy with their lot in life don’t let them drag you down.

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