Why are lawyer jokes still acceptable?
As a society, we have become so obsessed with political correctness that no joke is acceptable if it plays off generalizations about the race, religion, gender, ethnicity of the butt of the joke. However, there is one group about whom it will always be acceptable to tell jokes.
Q: What do you call 5000 dead lawyers at the bottom of the ocean?
A: A good start!
Q: What's the difference between a lawyer and a trampoline?
A: You take off your shoes before you jump on a trampoline.
Why will it always be acceptable to tell lawyer jokes? Because of lawyers like this judge.
Is somebody getting taken to the cleaners?Hey, moron, were talking about a pair of pants! Mind you, I think we should all demand good service. However, by our very nature humans are . . . I don't know . . . human and we make mistakes.
A $10 dry cleaning bill for a pair of trousers has ballooned into a $67 million civil lawsuit. Plaintiff Roy Pearson, a judge in Washington, D.C., says in court papers that he's been through the ringer over a lost pair of prized pants he wanted to wear on his first day on the bench. He says in court papers that he has endured "mental suffering, inconvenience and discomfort."
He says he was unable to wear that favorite suit on his first day of work.
This judge should be thrown off the bench, disbarred and required to pay the legal fees of the the people he has harassed with this lawsuit. Often when juries award large judgments they think they are just punishing some faceless corporation. Reality is, they are punishing many people. First victims are the shareholders in the company sued. However, the collateral damage includes all the people ruined defending themselves from suits by plaintiffs encouraged by their largess. The victim in this case? Some folks just struggling to make a living.
Defending themselves against the suit -- for two years running -- are Korean immigrants Jin and Soo Chung and their son, who own Custom Cleaners.