[r-t] Proposed definition of a peal

Don Morrison dfm at ringing.org
Tue Aug 5 21:09:25 UTC 2008

On Tue, Aug 5, 2008 at 4:58 PM, edward martin <edward.w.martin at gmail.com> wrote:
> Not easy is it?
> (This is why lawyers get the big bucks)
> Eddie ;-)

Not always. It might be justification for them getting the big bucks
if they did it well, and I'm sure many do. But not all. I
cannot resist telling a personal story:

Many years ago my ex-wife and I divorced. Her lawyer drew up the
required paperwork, and sent it to me. The first page or two made
perfect sense, had all the right names and details and so on.

It then went on to several complicated pages about a prenuptial
agreement, the division of some really quite extraordinary assets I'd
love to be entitled to piece of, and some pets. None of which we had,
or ever had had.

It seems the attorney's minion had simply done a cut and paste job
from some other couple's paperwork, and no one prior to me, including
the attorney collecting the big bucks, had actually read the document.
I blush at the personal details, probably confidential, entrusted to
that attorney that were divulged to me, to my ex-wife, and to my own
attorney by this faux pas.

Sorry, now back to ringing....

Don Morrison <dfm at ringing.org>
"It is easy to build a philosophy. It doesn't have to run."
                                         -- Charles Kettering

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