Friday, 23 February 2007

Off sick

Right, my girlfriend has had a few words. Those words may have included:
'self', 'pitying', 'whiny', 'unpleasant', 'navel', 'gazing' and 'twaddle'.
She was far more tactful, in fact, but she is, as always, entirely right. Gets a bit weird that, after a while. It's like the opening to Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. By the laws of probability you'd have thought I'd be right occasionally, if only by accident. As in the play, my time will eventually come... Anyway, I have therefore removed the previous post of the same title. The only remaining bit is the postscript I added a couple of hours later (see below).

Btw, I feel much better, thank you. Apart from Anonymous, whoever you are. I hope you get the lurgy.

Have just re-read this before posting. Hopefully she was talking about the specific post, not the whole lot...

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P.S. Forgot to mention this earlier when posting. Helen was off for a couple of days at the beginning of the week, perhaps with something similar. She had an asylum case to do on Monday, so phoned in to the tribunal to let them know she couldn't make it and ask for an adjournment. The immigration judge refused the request and the case went ahead with the client unrepresented. I'm VERY sorely tempted to name names but really shouldn't. Almost certainly appealable on this point alone, but it is an indication of the sympathy one can expect in the world of law. Mind you, I have to say that some immigration judges are held in pretty low esteem in the legal profession, so it is perhaps unfair to generalise.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Don't believe a word of it. You're blatantly pulling a Ferris Bueller.

Wabisabi said...

Before I worked at a law firm, I had not had a fever for five years. After I began to work at a law firm, I had a fever for no less than three times within a year, with many cases of serious food poisoning in between (I was eating too much take-out food). But now my internal biological system got used to it.

Wabisabi said...

Forgot to mention - I thought the Master may be afraid of gems on his mobile phone as well. My law firm is nothing less than vigilant when it comes to eradicating gems on our phones - a cleaning lady comes around every other week to clean them.

Abi said...

Aw you poor lamb. I feel almost compelled to send Florence Nightingale to the rescue... Hope you feel better soon oh invalid one :(

Anonymous said...

Yup...I am convinced that pupil blogger is making a lot of this stuff up.

Law Student said...

Why do you think that?

Pupilblogger said...

I'd also like to know why you think that!

Charon QC said...

Lemsip mixed with grappa will sort it out.

I am at The Bollo - England v Ireland - England have just sccored to chase the Irish scoreline.