Build me a house – sanity check
Sometimes in life you question your own sanity. I’m talking about me of course. But it I don’t cause this. The idiots surrounding me cause this.
Here is a situation which is an analogy to an underlying matter.
Developer: Give me a quotation to build a house for me.
Builder: May I have some specifics – like size and materials etc?
Developer: Give me the quotation first, and then I tell you about all that later.
Builder: Really? F.O! Bye.
In the underlying situation the proposer is a lawyer! Yes a real one. The builder is me, where the lawyer seeks to instruct me on a case. I’m told that I should give a quotation and then the materials I am to consider will be disclosed. But because I am cautious not to fall victim to the Semmelweis Reflex, I took a step back and considered the situation some more.
Do I have time for this? No. I’m not paid to teach individual lawyers the basics of logic. In the above situation, I began to doubt myself. Did I miss something? I spent a lot of time looking at a back-and-forth of correspondence. No – I did not miss anything. But what if I did miss something – does that mean I’m losing my marbles? Well, I’ll never know – cuz when you’re losing or have lost your marbles you may not know about it!
So I then had to think, “Okay – let’s say I’ve lost my marbles, what are the facts?” – and “What is the logic that should prevail?” I decided that even if I have lost my marbles, the rules of logic still remain. When I applied the rules of logic, I find that the lawyer is crackers! Not me!
I can’t give a quotation for anything unless I know the extent of the work to be done.
Sometimes in life you just have to exhale loudly, laugh and move on. 😁 Here is a lawyer joke.
Lawyer: “Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse?”
Lawyer: “Did you check for blood pressure?”
Lawyer: “Did you check for breathing?”
Lawyer: “So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you began the autopsy?”
Lawyer: “How can you be so sure, Doctor?”
Doctor: “Because his severed head was already in a bucket on the floor before I started.”
Lawyer: “But could the patient have still been alive nevertheless?”
Doctor: “Yes, it is possible that he could have been alive and practicing law somewhere.”
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