A lawyer runs a stop sign and gets pulled over by a sheriff’s deputy. He thinks that he is smarter than the deputy because he is a lawyer from California and is certain that he has a better education then any cop from Jerome , Idaho . He decides to prove this to himself and have some fun at the Idaho deputy’s expense.

The deputy says,’ License and registration, please.’

‘What for?’ says the lawyer.

The deputy says, ‘You didn’t come to a complete stop at the stop sign.

Then the lawyer says, ‘I slowed down, and no one was coming.’

‘You still didn’t come to a complete stop, Says the deputy. License and registration, please.’

The lawyer says, ‘What’s the difference?’

‘The difference is you have to come to complete stop, that’s the law. License and registration, please!’ the Deputy says.

Lawyer says, ‘If you can show me the legal difference between slow down and stop, I’ll give you my license and registration;
and you give me the ticket. If not, you let me go and don’t give me the ticket.’

‘That sounds fair. Please exit your vehicle, sir,’ the deputy says.

At this point, the deputy takes out his nightstick and starts beating the stuffing out of the lawyer and says, ‘Do you want me to stop, or just slow down?’

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I’m sure you’ve heard this joke before, but it reminded me that not everyone was blessed with common sense:

When I was working for Priceline, I had a call from a lawyer who felt he was above the rules and regulations of the terms of his agreement for a rental car (highly restricted), and wanted to argue over TWO DOLLARS! (He put in a bid for a rental car, and after he pressed the buy button, he changed his mind, and hit the back button to stop it, and feels he retracted his offer before acceptance, so she should get the difference of what he wanted. I’m no law student, but isn’t there a certain amount of time a party has to accept an offer, and it’s online, you’re a done deal anyhow) He had such an attitude and was extremely pompous and degrading saying something to the affect of him being smarter and making more money! THEN PAY THE FLIPPIN’ TWO DOLLARS!!!!!! I was so insulted, I went to college too, and am not just another pretty face, at least I am not an ass (didn’t say it, but wanted to)!!!! I wanted to get back at him, so I signed him up for a visit from the Jehovah Witnesses ( I know he needed God in his life if he’s gonna treat people in such a manner!!!!), and every email newsletter we could find (would you believe there’s sites where you can sign up for 30 at a time???) to flood his inbox, just something harmless that would irritate him a little! (Yes, I know, two wrongs don’t make a right)

Now, I understand lawyers study laws, but don’t you think that a huge corporation, such as priceline, already has a heck of a legal department to fight all the lawsuits people think they can get away with????? (For lack of a better phrase) DUH!!!! This jerk said Priceline would be out $2400 instead of just the $2 because of his time it would take to file all the paperwork (he used a bunch of legal lingo, and I failed Business Law in college, twice, so I couldn’t tell you half of what he said). Some people just have no common sense!!

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