Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Same word--not exactly

Yesterday at court in between judicial reviews, talk was flying fast in the conference room where the lawyers gather. If you take a group of people whose synapses are already primed and ready to go at warp speed and add the machine-gun delivery for which lawyers are renowned--there is sure to be hilarity--especially for one somewhat quiet and reserved lawyer who likes to listen, process and then blog.

As a disclaimer, I should say that there isn't a single lawyer in Franklin County who deserves a lawyer joke, but a comical misunderstanding caused by the rapidly firing synapses--well, yes, that could happen.

One of my friends is a 56 year old who often entertains us with tales of her days working in the Public Defender's Office in New York--she has stories that make my hair stand up on end--yesterday she was talking about defending members of the Weather Underground.

Finally, another lawyer spoke up--fresh faced, newly graduated from law school--"Is this a different weather underground than the one I know about?" Hmmm, yes, actually.

Over the weekend I was playing with Stat Counter and was curious as to what key words have been used to lead some one to my blog. Hmmmm, wow! Here's one from France and they googled-----Swinger Stories---- I suspect they were looking for something different because they didn't stay long.

7 comments:

marianne said...

Ha! This really started my day out with a giggle! Thanks!

TheElementary said...

Loved it. The very best stories come from misunderstandings and misheard words...

Mary Richmond said...

This just made me laugh. I get lots of hits on "pet peeves" most likely from students assigned an essay. I then wrote a post about students who couldn't come up with pet peeves of their own using my pet peeves as their own as one of my own peeves (you still following???) and now that gets the most hits....go figure! I would love to see the expressions of some of the people who get yours!!!

Crayons said...

Hi Beth,
I enjoyed your humor in this post. I love the swinging chimp! Thank you for leaving such a nice note on my blog.
From Wisconsin,
Caroline

mon@rch said...

I think your comment on my site got me here! I love wunderground and a proud long term member of them! Interesting the conversation!

The Texican said...

I just got back from a hard day working with lawyers, but if you say yours don't deserve lawyer jokes then I'll reserve them for ours. They deserve all of them.

beckie said...

Beth, Funny! and not. Conversations like that make you realize our age! I love the hit on 'swinger' how funny is that!!