Yesterday was the first time I had ever had someone tell me that I backstabbed them. That I pulled a shitty move. However, it was not me that was the issue. The issue was them. Any person or friend that knows me, knows that I’m a standup and well rounded fair individual. The person in question that said this was a lawyer. A lawyer of someone attempting to cause me harm. Thus when I had an opportunity to save myself from wrongdoing, I took it.
In looking back at the moment. I think the real nature is that he could not intimidate me. Tried to tell me I was going to lose no matter what. He was pretty smug about it. At point while I was taking time to get my facts in order and make a decision, he tried to tell me he couldn’t wait all day, that he was very busy. The next time he approached, I mentioned, I realize you’re a busy guy. I’m a busy guy. You like good quality information for you to make decisions and try your cases. I like good quality information so I can make my decisions as well. I need more time for my information to come back to me. He walked off in a huff.
Finally I got my information and made my decision. I walked over to him and mentioned to him what I planned on doing. He went from a look of power to a look of pure anger in a split second. I didn’t react. The first words out of his mouth were: You just backstabbed us. What a shitty thing to do.
Again, I didn’t react. He kept saying how shitty it was over and over. I got another call and raised a finger in gesture of hold on a moment. He kept berating me, so I turned around and walked back into the court room.
Needless to say, I’m going to put up a fight if someone is going to wrong me.
In speaking to a lawyer friend of mine, I found out that the guy in question is probably not a great attorney. The more emotional their reactions generally the less competent they are. That was his assessment. My friend also said that it’s probably the difference between him getting paid and not getting paid. To which I said, that’s unfortunate for the opposing side.
In better news, a client contacted me yesterday for an additional copy of the library to start using for promos. That’s a major plus.
On to the music.
Since I’m thinking about lawyers and the comedy of their power trips. I’m going with N.R.L. – Nursery Rhyme Lawyer by Throwing Toasters. This is a rather humorous song. I mean really? A Nursery Rhyme character getting a lawyer is a funny thing. Don’t you think. Those funny guys over in Throwing Toaster land have it done for the funny.
I might be a little biased about it as I helped produce the song some years back.
Next time you’re being power tripped by a lawyer, remember to stand your ground. Don’t raise your voice. Don’t react. They probably love that.