This just happened in my last consultation:
Me: What is your marital status?
Me (because I have learned the hard way): Have you ever been married?
Him: *long pause*
Him: I’m married.
Me: Are you separated or something?
Him: No. I’m just used to saying I’m single. *raises eyebrow at me and winks*
I guess you can put down whatever you think is best.
Me: Well, I’m going to put down that you are married, because you are legally married, and that means something whether you think it does or not.
**What’s even worse is that they just had a baby together one fucking month ago.
I met with this dude a while back. He wants to file a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Typically, I need pay stubs from the last six months if you’re going to file, but he told me he had been unemployed during that period. Cool. Makes my life easier.
Fast forward to today, when this same dude emails over a bunch of documents (so I can start prepping the case). He sends a bunch of pay stubs. Upon closer inspection, it seems he has created these pay stubs, from a website called Check Stub Maker. Each check has a watermark on it that says, “This watermark will be removed after purchase,” in big letters. Can’t miss it. So he goes to all this trouble to make pay stubs I wasn’t even looking for, that don’t help his case in anyway, and in fact may hurt his case, but then is too cheap and/or stupid to pay to get the fucking watermark removed. Jesus fuck, bro. Can’t make this stupidity up.
But my favorite part is still to come: My favorite part is that he misspelled the “employer’s” address. It should say South Hanley, but instead says Soutj Hanley.
lol lol lol.
It hurts my head trying to figure this out. Why??????
Why do you call an attorney’s office to get a quote on traffic tickets, and then when asked, “what jurisdiction/what charges/when’s the court date?” you are like, “oh I don’t know…I don’t have the tickets with me.”
It happens all the fucking time. It’s insanity. How can I quote you when I don’t know what the fuck I’m signing up to do?
Please try using your brain. It doesn’t hurt, I promise.
Some guy just called and made an appointment to meet with me next Thursday to discuss bankruptcy. According to my assistant, upon finding out I’m a female, he chuckled and said, “Oh good. Female attorneys are way less intimidating.”
We shall see about that, motherfucker.
I put a note in his appointment on the calendar so I can remember he said it. That kind of shit annoys the fuck out of me.
One client recently bought a new car, despite the fact that she is already paying on two different cars, both of which are in excellent condition. In way of explanation, she said, “Well I made that decision (to buy the third car) while I was high on oxy, and I know I must have been really high too, because I told my boyfriend he could stick his thing in my butt. I never let him do that normally!”
Yep…that actually happened. I literally laughed out loud.
Here’s an example of notes I leave in client files.
She didn’t want a refund, btw. She loves me. 💖
Today I asked this client how much credit card debt he has; his response: what do you mean by credit cards?
This happened at court this morning:
Client: So how long have you been doing this?
Me: Like 13 years.
Client: Oh…really? I thought you were my age.
Me: How old are you?
Me: Oh…haha. Nope. I’ll be 40 in July.
Client: Um…wow! What are you doing to look so young?
MOTHERFUCKING FUCK YES!!
**One lady came into the office, and told T, “I feel an evil presense in this building.” She then went out to her car and came back with a bundle of sage, which she burned for us to “drive out the bad spirits.” Because she just carries sage around with her…ya know, like you do. She also laid hands upon T to bless her.
T was like, “So we should be good now.” And I responded, “Sage isn’t going to handle the demons though…” She looked quite dismayed. Haha.
**I just had an initial consultation with a 23-year-old man. During our conversation, he said, “I know this is really unprofessional and all, but you are really pretty, and do you have any kids? Are you married?”
I’m not wearing my wedding ring today, because my finger is swollen. I replied, “Oh thank you. Yes, I have kids. Yes, I am married. I am also old enough to be your mother.”
Him, “Mmm. Damn.”
Me: “So moving on…”
I’m in a mood today.
It’s Monday, and I dislike Mondays. Mondays are always super busy at the office, and full of fuckery.
I refused to see one potential client because he showed up for his appointment an hour late. He’s lucky my business partner decided to accomodate him. This dude has a foreclosure sale on Wednesday morning, yet couldn’t be bothered to be show up to his appointment on time this afternoon. I’m done making exceptions for people like this. You don’t get to show up an hour late and still be seen by me. I don’t have time for that level of entitlement. It’s gonna be a no from me, dog.
Another guy showed up with a check to pay his fees, despite the fact that the policy clearly states that we do not accept checks. The best part is, it wasn’t even his check – it was his dad’s check. Oh and he wrote it for more than was necessary and asked me to refund the difference. I don’t even know where to start with this. I’M NOT A FUCKING BANK. Obviously, I did not accept the check. He couldn’t understand why. *face palm*
The rest of today’s appointments canceled because of the cold weather, and honestly, thank god for that.