Thursday, July 18, 2019

Conversations at the Elevator Bank

While standing at the elevator bank at the CJC this morning, a highly agitated lady waded into the crowd of people waiting, yelling out questions to no one in particular.

LADY:  WHERE IS ANDREWS?!?!  CAN ANYONE TELL ME WHERE ANDREWS IS?!

CROWD:  (SILENCE)

LADY:  THEY SAID SHE'S ON SIX BUT I WAS JUST UP THERE AND SHE AIN'T THERE!  IT'S BULLSHIT!  SOMEBODY AROUND HERE'S GOT TO KNOW!

ME:  Do you mean Judge Kelley Andrews?

LADY (calming down some):  Yeah!  Her!

ME (trying to remember what floor Court 6 is on):  Well, she's Court Six, so . . .

LADY:  I JUST WENT TO SIX AND SHE ISN'T THERE!

ME:  Well, there's a difference between the sixth floor and Court Six, I'm trying to remember . . .

ANOTHER ATTORNEY:  I think Court Six is on the 11th floor.

LADY (to other attorney):  THANK YOU!  That's all you had to say.

LADY (giving me a dirty look):  I DON'T NEED SOME ARROGANT ASS LAWYER TALKING TO ME LIKE I'M STUPID.

ME:  [SPEECHLESS]

NOTE:  This post reminded me of my favorite post that I ever wrote about the CJC Elevator Experience, so I decided I should relink to it here.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Another Vivian King story, Murray? Geesh!

OldSoul said...

And, thus, a nickname is born....

Tom R said...

My running buddies think Trump doesn't shock me as much as he should, because of what they have heard me tell them about how our appointed clients treat us. Both startle me into silence, often, but she is probably telling somebody, "I sure shut up that dumb ass lawyer!" proud of how clever she was. TAR

Anonymous said...

Visiting judge?

Murray Newman said...

Anon 3:39 p.m.,
Nope. Judge Kelley Andrews is the judge of County Court at Law # 6 since January 1, 2019.

Lee said...

Is that building safe to be in? Mold?

Anonymous said...

Safer than the Civil Courthouse. They have the cafeteria.

Thomas Hobbes

Murray Newman said...

Mr. Hobbes!

Long time, no see!

Anonymous said...

Proper response..."I wasn't talking to you like you are stupid..."

Anonymous said...

When I started practicing law in 1975 they had elevator operators in the old courthouse. When you got on the elevator wore a glove on the hand he used to open and close the gate to the exterior doors. He would say to you, “Judge, what floor?”. When asked why do you refer to everyone by “Judge”. He said he wasn’t sure who all the judges were and didn’t want to offend anyone.