"Bartending would probably be just as effective." Maybe not as immediate. Being a hairdresser, he had hands on his clients. There was a fine line, and he had to be careful not to cross it, every time like it was the first time.
"Not sure standing in a courtroom would have the same appeal." Thomas didn't have a high opinion of those who made and enforced laws, to begin with. Too many of them were power hungry.