Thursday, January 22, 2009

Sure You Can, But It's Gonna' Hurt

Here's a pearl from one of our family's esteemed medical providers: "He can rub the spot where he had surgery, but it will hurt and become self limiting." In other words, you can tell someone not to do something that has painful consequences, but if they are not willing to listen to you and insist on doing it anyway, they will eventually get the message through physical, mental, emotional, financial or spiritual pain.

Friday, January 16, 2009

A little less in 2009 is a good thing . . .

Can you have too much water in a place like Ellensburg? Yes, if it is in the wrong place at the wrong time. My office survived a near flood experience in West Ellensburg last week. Today, I had my first flood related call from a potential client.

Looking for new and creative ways to save money? My landlord has decided to cut costs at the office by only cleaning the bathroom every two weeks. I think that's an interesting response to tough economic times. Of course, I ultimately pay for the bathroom cleaning anyway, or do I?

Can you have too much candor towards the tribunal and opposing counsel? Interesting question isn't it? Or is the truth simply more painful or more difficult or weirder than you care to to experience as a lawyer?

Can your family members play around too much with the remote and the special features on DVD's? It would appear entirely possible to watch the film the "The Russians are Coming, the Russians are Coming" in French with Spanish subtitles. I rather prefer the American English with the contrived Russian accents.