#273 – The Forgiven Five

I don’t know the name of the game, but some couples create lists of the five celebrities each is allowed to sleep with in the unlikely event an opportunity arises. I’ve often wondered whether these protected rolls work in practice as promised in concept. After all, some lucky souls, somewhere, sometime, must’ve nailed a person or two they’d designated. Did their significant others actually hand out free passes as theoretically intended? This morning, I learned of at least one situation where the answer to that question was a resounding “no.”

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#279 – Throwing Her off the Scent

I doubt anyone who’s been married would dispute the importance of trust and respect for a successful relationship. The absence of either greatly increases the odds of divorce, and without both qualities a couple can pretty much kiss their marriage goodbye. When my newest client reported that very situation in his union, I admittedly felt sympathetic … at first.

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#293 – Through the Looking Glass

Though I admittedly represent people with marital problems, I nonetheless think of divorce as a last resort. I said as much to the woman who met with me this afternoon, adding that I didn’t think her marriage had reached the point of no return just yet. In fact, as I told her, it sounds like her relationship needs a strong dose of night school more than it requires formal dissolution.

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#294 – Stranger on a Train

Used to be I could read, work on a crossword puzzle or take notes while motoring in all types of conveyances, without fear of losing my lunch. Nowadays, I can’t even think about eyeballing the written word whilst in transit. I’ll also admit to feeling jealous of those who don’t yet know the annoyance of motion sickness, like the guy sitting beside me this morning.

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#303 – Buyer’s Remorse

As I learned yesterday afternoon, the principle of buyer’s remorse can also apply to baby names. The mother who met with me said she’s come to regret the moniker she selected for her bundle of joy. Although I couldn’t help her, I certainly agreed with her assessment, and I promised to find another attorney to arrange a legal name change posthaste.

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#309 – Photo Envy

Perhaps female hiring personnel do discriminate against pretty job applicants out of jealousy. Even if true, however, I’m pretty sure those practices aren’t actionable in Georgia. And even if the law prohibits the conduct in particular cases, I’m not at all sure the woman who phoned me this morning fell victim to such bias.

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#319 – English, Please!

With a two-hour wait ahead of me, now seems as a good a time as any to discuss this morning’s deposition snafu. The one problem I didn’t anticipate during my first-ever use of a translator was an issue with the speech decipherer himself. Under the circumstances, I suppose he’s no more to blame than my secretary. Even so, I’m admittedly itching to find some scapegoat for this mess, other than Karma.

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