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Batting seventh (seventh-seventh-seventh), out of left field... everybody! - Blather. Rants. Repeat.
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Batting seventh (seventh-seventh-seventh), out of left field... everybody!
Day One of five straight in court this week. None of them are terribly long or involved, but logistics (not to mention suits and ties) get in the way of all-day productivity. Today's was the only one with only an afternoon commitment, so I got to spend much of the day hearing from people I hadn't heard from in weeks, months or even years.

First was one of my oldest friends in the world; she hasn't emailed us in awhile (she'd become quite good email-pals with Eleanor as well), and when I first heard her voice I was afraid it was sad news about one of her parents, who've got to be well into their 80s. But no; in fact, she just saw them yesterday, still in the house next door to the one I grew up in. (Her 50-something brothers both still live with Mom and Dad, which is not unusual in that overpriced real estate market.) Rather, she and her husband are retiring to Florida, and she had some questions about paperwork, some of which I did for her probably 20-plus years ago.

We talked all the way through a horrid traffic jam near Transit Road, and my next out-of-blue call was in a construction zone at the end of a detour around that one. This one was a one-time client who also had a Florida issue; I'd heard, and referred, a few months ago to someone recommended by a Florida-admitted colleague of mine, and the guy was complaining to me that the second-hand referral hadn't been returning their phone calls. So now I get to play traffic cop to get them back in touch.

Following the court appearance, a call from the Rochester office as I was heading home: Client of theirs sent me information about three weeks ago; I looked at it, asked if they wanted to do X or Y, and they chose X. I wrote it up that way, emailed it out, and never heard back. Now, they're getting nervous and want to do Y. Which is fine- the work itself is just as easy (if a little more expensive and public), and I've already done most of it now that I know that's what they want.

And just now, yet another call from someone I hadn't heard from in months. I'll leave out the details on that one, but it just came as a surprise after a day full of them.

Now to see who comments on this who I haven't had a peep from in ages.
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yesididit From: yesididit Date: September 16th, 2014 12:58 am (UTC) (Link)
maybe sometimes its good to be so agoraphobic that people dont call anymore? probably not so good for business tho.
captainsblog From: captainsblog Date: September 16th, 2014 01:10 am (UTC) (Link)
Reminds me a little of one of my favorite Yogi Berra lines:
"Nobody goes there anymore; it's too crowded."
stress_kitten From: stress_kitten Date: September 16th, 2014 04:01 am (UTC) (Link)
Obviously you just need to get stuck in traffic more...
liddle_oldman From: liddle_oldman Date: September 16th, 2014 08:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
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