Monday, November 15, 2010

Eye Opener

I walk into one of our conference rooms to meet with a client.  She is at the final step before filing her bankruptcy case.  Her case is actually pretty standard, so our meeting is brief.  We have spent some time reviewing her case prior to her coming today, so I'm pretty sure we have squeezed all of the surprise out of this file.  I double check signatures, counter sign the petition, and we both get up to leave.

Suddenly, she asks, "How can I find out if I'm married?"

"Ummm, ehhh..., wha.... what do you mean?"

"Well, I met this guy some years ago, got married at the courthouse, and I left him three months later.  That was about three years ago."

"Do you have a marriage certificate?"

"Yes."

"Then, you're married."

She sits.  "WHAT?!!"

[Silence]

"Even if he's been gone for so long?  How do I undo it?"

"You need to get a divorce."

"WHAT?!! I have to get divorced now?"

Talk about a life changing meeting!  I think I ruined her day!

2 comments:

Rev. Paul said...

A wise friend once told me, "Stupidity supplies its own reward." I see the truth of that every day.

K. Erickson said...

A Thousand Points of Light and No Child Left Behind later, and we still cain't fix stupid.