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Have you ever had a bad experience with a lawyer?
PLEASE: If you're not up to divulging private information about yourself... DO NOT ANSWER!!!
But if you've had bad experiences with lawyers which you feel OK about divulging... feel free to speak as you like, but remember, keep personal information you do NOT wish to be made public OUT of the conversation.
I was in Atlanta, Georgia back in 1992 or 1993 for a 10 day training seminar.
I was staying in a hotel just across the street from the building where the seminar was given.
There was this bar just across the street from the hotel which I frequented nightly dropping roughly $30+ a night every night.
The bartender enjoyed my cash and company. About the 4th or 5th night there, this guy walks into the bar, introduces himself, plops down his name card on the counter and asks if I want to play a game of pool with him.
I agreed, we both plopped down $20 on the pool table (his idea... not mine). And I beat him. We continued drinking, I was on my 3rd drink or so... not sure how many he had, but he wanted to play me again. So we plopped down another $20 each. I beat him again. I took a break, went back to the counter and had another. He (the lawyer) insisted that I play him again so that he could win his money back, but I had played enough and refused to play him again. That's when things got nasty. I told the bartender that if he didn't back off, I would call the police. The bartender had his bouncer escort the guy out.
The lawyer was stupid enough to leave me his name card with company name, phone & fax number along with his name on it. So that night, when I got back to my hotel, I wrote this kind notice and faxed it to him from my PC.
It said, "We do not appreciate you harassing our customers. And it was signed... "The management (in print form only)." I sent that fax to his office's fax number about 40 times. I did not mention the name of the bar, nor any person's name on it.
The lawyer went berserk and apparently contacted the owner of that bar. The next day, when I went to the bar, the owner called me into his office, asked me if I knew anything about this... I said yes... it was me... and the owner just started laughing. He said the lawyer was going to take me to court. Mind you... I had not given the lawyer my name card yet, but I did give the bar owner my name card and told him fine... he can take me to court if he wants, but it will have to be in Japan.
The bar owner went into this persistent laugh almost rolling on the floor and thanked me profusely because that arsehole had attempted to do the same thing numerous times before, but I was the only one to put him in his place. (* ROFLMAO *)
He barred the lawyer from setting foot in his bar again for the rest of the time I was there (5 or 6 days remaining). Not sure what happened after that, but the bartender always gave me one free drink from that night on!
That’s quite a story. I’ve heard there are crooked attorney but that is beyond crooked, it is weird. I don’t have any lawyer stories.
Well, that lawyer just couldn't hold his liquor and started getting obnoxious after a few too many drinks.
Luckily, the bar owner said he had no intention of taking me to court and was finally glad that somebody put that lawyer in his place.
The bartender also said he had to kick the lawyer out several times in the past as well.
No bartender ever wants a regular that regularly stirs up trouble.
He should have removed the man a long time ago.
Who knows? He may have even threatened to take the bartender to court?
But that lawyer had 40 faxes in his office which I presume many others also saw too.
Regardless, I didn't see that lawyer in the bar for the rest of my time there!
I didn't go after him, the bouncer took him out the night he tried to start something with me.
And the day after I sent the faxes to his office, he came to the bar and complained to the owner saying he wanted the owner to take me to court and that he would represent the owner, but the owner didn't want to have anything to do with it.
It was after that, that I never saw the guy again. He probably would have been made a laughing stock if he returned and well, that was the last I saw of the guy! Don't really know what happened. Maybe bartender asked him not to return, I don't really know.
But like I said, the bartender gave me one free drink for the rest of the nights I went there. So who knows... maybe it was me who put the lawyer in his place, but I didn't literally chase him out.
The man was illogical and a bully. It’s good for the bar that he left.