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#s 2-4 are entertaining. (To read, that is; less so to experience in many cases. Maybe not #4.) But with #1, I sort of stare in bafflement. Wealthy client who actually wants a therapist but is ashamed to hire one? Or something?

I'm putting it down to extreme rambling. I've seen it before, some people just can't get to the point and think everything need 3 years of back story

Ye gods, Sparky! Ya know, I am a legal aid lawyer who specializes in defense against home foreclosures and debt collectors, so I too experience clients at some of the lowest, most frightening, miserable moments in their lives...

But you've reminded me why I prefer this consumer law to family law or criminal law. Gah!

At least it's never boring. I don't think I could handle dealing with corporations. I deal with muggers, thieves and monsters all day - but Managing Directors? There have to be some lines drawn!

I scream profanity at my computer screen a lot and pound on my desk during phone calls. Luckily, my boss is understanding.

4 sounds like the end of my marriage... ho hum.

Never fun to live one of those, not even close

Nope. Not fun in the slightest. And mildly embarrassing to look back on.

Number 3 reminds me of when we pressed charges against a neighbor who had a dog that barked all day and all night. We were standing in the hall and were privleged to hear the dogs owner telling whoever from the DA's office, "We know he barks, he wakes us up at night too! But he's a dog, what can you do? They just bark." and the other person replying gravely "Well, I'll tell the prosecutor that if you want, but you do understand that's not really a defense, right?"

She ended up just paying the fine and getting rid of the dog.

Ugh i hate that - dogs can be trained, there's no excuse for that.

Yup - people running with defences that aren't defences

I am glad for two things: that your summary of this was basically the first thing I read today, and that I am only interacting with the summary and not your clients.

Just wow.

They keep me on my toes, yes eys they do

Ummm... wow, I think I can relate, having been a gas attendant at a gas station for so long.

#4 sounds pretty darn entertaining, although #3 sounds like you might have needed a tranq gun on hand.

Tranq guns should always be on hand. And flamethrowers. Especially in petrol stations

Jobs involving people would be so much nicer if they didn't actually have people involved.

Number one - Did you ask him why he was there to see you? Maybe he really does have you confused with his therapist, lol.
Number three - your taser is in the mail

Number four - There might be more going on then you know...something neither party wants to admit.

People get in the way - it'd be so much more efficient without them

1 - several times, I think he wants to give me the full back story - which makes me think he's done something awful and getting his pre-emptive justification in.

3 - ahhh always useful

4 - there usually is

Re No 3: One of the dumbest and yet most entertaining bunch of defendants I ever came across were these guys up in court in Hamburg accused of a racially motivated attack in Hamburg railway station. On the charge of xenophobia they had the following to say: "We aren't no xenophobes, the wop's lying." (excuse the language).

After some corpsing from the judge and pretty much everyone else in court that day they got banged up good and proper.

The funny thing was that the radio announcer got the giggles too when he read that out.

I'm amazed how often that happens! You get it all the time, "I'm not {insert prejudice}" followed by slurs. It's like a walking parody!

#1 sounds like they're confusing marriage counseling with what your actual job is.
And, #4... Egads, is that frightening. Seeing that makes me appreciate my single life more.

Do they just come to you, or do the coworkers have something to do with this?

some are routed by co-workers but generally it's luck of the draw

Wow. Such... interesting clients...

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