Sunday, August 31, 2008

Sun-day worship

Yesterday was our summer. My co-blogger, Muhammad, is a sun worshipper, like most of his species. He was therefore taking advantage of the weather to do some worshipping, and he was not amused when I interrupted him (note the wagging tail).

"What do you think of this?" I asked, pointing to the Guardian newspaper.

"What?" Replied Muhammad, irritably.

"Alistair Darling - he says that the economic times are the worst they've been in 60 years. When the Chancellor says that, it must be bad."

Muhammad was unimpressed. "I'm sure he's got some political reason for saying that. Don't worry about it."

"But I am worried. The Times says that the good times are ending even for top corporate lawyers."

"Yes, terrible when you have to take a cut from £2.4 million a year." Said Muhammad, sarcastically.

"And fewer people are getting divorced." I continued. "I don't know where the work is going to come from."

"You could always open a branch office in Nigeria, and you'd only need one client." Suggested Muhammad.

I gave Muhammad a quizzical look. "What are you talking about?" I asked.

"Haven't you heard? A man in Nigeria has been ordered to divorce 82 of his 86 wives."

"Really?" I replied excitedly. "When's the next plane over there?"

Muhammad sighed, rolled over, and resumed his sun worshipping.

8 comments:

  1. Haha fantastic! Bet you can't tell I like cats either!

    If you don't mind my asking (after all my name is 'curious' black cat :D) how many years qualified are you?)

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  2. Yes, it did occur to me that you might be a cat lover too!

    Qualified 23 years now - admitted April Fool's day 1985.

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  3. Wow! 23 years? April Fool's day? There's irony in that there is! Well I pop into your blog every so often to keep updated seeing as I'm just studying my LPC and trying to get into Family and Private Client work...with the possibility of crime...

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  4. Yes, I've always thought my admission date was appropriate! ;-)

    Good luck with your LPC. I'd keep away from the crime if I were you...

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  5. Thank you and thanks for adding me to your blog list(I've just noticed! :))

    As for the crime...I'll try!

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  6. My Dear Muhammed,

    Even though you have had the, erm, unmentionable performed by your human upon your good self ( and very much against your will, I am sure) I do wonder if you are in posession of numerous girlfriends or "wifelets" (as Lord Bath is wont to label his conjugal partners), and if so, how it is that you manage to keep them all happy in these troubled times.

    Warm Regards,

    Rosie ( socially irresponsible and pregnant yet again)

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  7. Dearest Rosie,

    Congratulations on your happy news! I'm sure you're looking forward to hearing the patter of tiny pads...

    Well, I must admit I have a few lady admirers, but I tend to keep them at paws length - don't like to disappoint them.

    Best wishes,

    Muhammad.

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  8. I am kinda lost on the humour of this particular post, but the underlying theme of hard times for the legal professionals is quite amusing in itself.
    My folks have a significant sum of money that is currently in the cashflow of a big legal firm. They have sent their financial adviser with investment portfolios and all the rest, but at every point when trying to figure out what to do for the best, We/I have decided to take a short term hit on the interest, relatively confident in the knowledge that these are the last people in town who will go bust. I know all about the government guarantee scheme, but I trust politicians even less than solicitors.

    There will be a clearing out of the driftwood in both the legal and the banking professions, but legal bods are always needed wherever the politics goes.

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