Thursday, August 14, 2008

Exhausted and Dismayed

Can you tell when I'm busy?

No personal photos. No personal stories. No fun food adventures.

It's not even 10 p.m., and I'm pooped. I drove 172 miles today, trekked in the blazing sun and tried to convince a mother who was busy corralling two kids to do what I wanted her to do or I would have to sue, and talked shop with Shark and Pops for four hours in preparation for an upcoming mediation. Facts, figures, and documents galore.

I almost fell asleep during the meeting. I think I yawned 30 times. I had to blink my eyes really hard and really deliberately to keep them open. At least we made progress. We are a good team. Lots of brainpower in one room.

I don't get the woman from this morning, though. I'm trying save her from a lot of trouble. My proposed out-of-court solution is so simple and so fair. This woman has no idea what she's in for if I go after her. I don't want to go after her. It's truly a waste of my precious time when I could be doing more important things. If we go to war, she won't just lose. She will lose big. Huge. And I will be the cause of it.

Why doesn't she understand that I'm trying to avoid making her life hell?

Gah.

17 comments:

  1. I'm sure everything will work out for the best. Until then...I miss your photos and fun lunches. Hang in there.

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  2. gah indeed to her.

    i am busy, too. but obviously not too busy to blab about random crap instead of finishing the million bajillion posts that i need to finish.

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  3. that day sounds like hell on earth...hope everything gets better soon. I miss the food posts!

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  4. I hope you get some rest over the weekend!

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  5. So sorry Wemo. Unfortunately, she probably won't listen because nobody trusts us lawyers. Everyone either thinks we're sneaky and out to trick them or at a minimum, that they can only trust advice from some guy with a catchy 800 number who will be on "their side" for a $5k retainer. So sad.

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  6. i'm tired just reading about your day :/

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  7. You can probably guess how many times I run into the wall of frustration after making a fair pre-trial offer that is only a fraction of the time that a defendent can get after they "take it to the box". Ugh. I feel for you. Sending settlement vibes your way.

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  8. get some rest, m'dear. we'll be here when you're ready.

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  9. I hope she realizes what's best for her! It's funny how other people's clients minds' become clouded to the truth sometimes because of what their lawyer is telling them. Sigh.

    Looking forward to more yummy-ness soon! (Or just more Scramble. I'm not picky.)

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  10. I totally get that feeling - we just ended a case that should have ended months ago. The plaintiff refused to give up and in the end its going to cost her an exorbitant amount of money - that she doesn't have.

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  11. Yeah, but she has 2 kids. You should totally go after her. Hard.

    (giggling)

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  12. poor little weemo. hope you get to feeling better. hopefully, you'll be able to relax this weekend. i miss your food posts :-(.

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  13. Ugh, that's a shitty place to be in. Well, you can do what you can do, and the rest is unfortunately out of your hands. GL.

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  14. Some people just don't get it. I hope you don't have to waste anymore of your time and she realizes her situation sooner rather than later.

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  15. As usual FGD slays me.. and I forget my comment.

    Get some rest this weekend monkey.

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  16. Argh, sorry about the frustration - and the pig in my blog entry is one of MIL's lovely lawn ornaments. I could write fill an entire blog solely about them.

    You're welcome about the chain mail. I hate them too.

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  17. kiss u.


    can't save people from themselves. blah!

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