Monday, September 19, 2011

Hello?

I'm sitting in a bankruptcy hearing room waiting for my case to be called. The trustee's monotone voice is rattling off question after question, while the debtors on the hot seat answer nervously. The rest of the room is silent.

A cell phone rings. I look around the room to make sure it's not my clients. In the far back of the room, a lady is fumbling with her purse. Unfortunately, it's one of those ringtones that gets louder the more it rings. As the melody of the ringtone gets everyone's attention, we all expect her to turn it off so we can keep going.

She finally finds the phone, hits a button, and the phone stops ringing. Then, she puts it up to her ear and says, "Hello? Hey! How are you?"

??!!

6 comments:

Lisa said...

BECAUSE-There is just no cure for stupid!

Old NFO said...

Was she promptly thown out?

Lawyer said...

Her attorney jumped up very quickly and asked the trustee for permission to "take care of it." Once he intervened, calm and common sense were restored, if only temporarily.

Guffaw in AZ said...

Maroons! They're everywhere!

class action lawyer said...

I experienced the same thing once. but instead of people getting pissed we all laughed because it was just a preliminary hearing anyway.

dog bite attorney los angeles said...

If someone would do this in a courtroom I bet the judge would ask the guards to take the woman out of the room.