Lawyers

Lawyers

I am not the kind of person that sues people. I think karma takes care of everything, including me. I am an interior decorator and I tend to put in way more time on projects than I bill my clients for, most of it searching for the perfect pieces or fabrics. I always think I give my clients the best value. So when a large client simply wouldn’t pay for a project I had to bring in my lawyer.

I am not inclined to like lawyers. I believe that, for many lawyers, the way to make them smile for a picture is, “say fees”. Since they bill me for every second they are even thinking about my case, I always think they are greedy. This is the first time I have ever sued anybody.

In the end my client paid the $24,000 he owed me. My lawyer’s bill was $17,000. Seems it took him 56 hours to resolve the case that never went to trail. I told my best friend about it when the lawyer’s bill came and she said, well, you know Doris, that’s the reason sharks won‘t bite a lawyer; professional courtesy.

Now I have every lawyer reading this hating me. I know a lawyer who spends a great deal of time doing pro-bono work. He’s one of the kindest and most generous people I know. Unfortunately he lives in another state. He once told me that it takes 3 lawyers to change a light bulb; One to climb the ladder, one to shake it, and one to sue the ladder company. Guess they all know their reputation. My eldest daughter is now thinking of becoming a lawyer. Now she’s excited because she saw that they make $300 an hour. That’s way better than the $10.95 she makes now.

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I’m a writer, parent of 2 amazing kids, and been through all 12 steps in AA. I am also divorced. My main financial burden is affording my psychologist and my main pleasure is being able to fall asleep without sleeping pills, which doesn’t always happen. My past feels like a lifetime ago and my present feels like a present. I’m one of those people who literally wakes up in the morning grateful that I get to have another day and didn’t kill myself 12 years ago. Mostly my life is now a blessing. I have a lot of stories from those days when it didn’t feel life was a blessing and also about now, wh ...

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