Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Outport Life

So today. I go and work my volunteer library shift. We have a volunteer library in the town. A good one. Well used. Business was slow as the rain was pounding down. I sorted out some donations. Posted some info on the library FB site, chatted to some volunteers who were setting up the card game for tonight.

The usual.

I head home eventually after picking up my mail and come in to find our local lawyer, toasting himself by my fire.

"Oh hello," sez he, "Where's Ansa? Are you still my accountant? I've been away for six months on the mainland."

"Right," sez I, "Well......"

I'd been going to break it to him that no, find someone else, I've given up the business, writing now, health, blah, blah. And Ansa.

"See?" sez he, "Here's a $100 cash. All you have to do is sign off these papers for the Law Society that I was gone for six months and transacted no business in Newfoundland."

"Oh," sez I, "Leave the papers with me for review. No problem. I'll call you tomorrow."

18 comments:

  1. Good to see a lawyer giving money to someone rather than charging them exorbitant sums, ha ha.

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    1. Thats how he gets the money to give away--he gets it from those exorbitant prices from somebody else.

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    2. Actually Nick he's one of the good guys he does a lot of pro bono work. And undercharges. He barely stitches it together drives his dead mother's old car. He's worth a list to himself.
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    3. HAL Funny how we can jump to conclusions without knowing all the facts - and I'm guilty myself of this. See reply to Nick.
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    4. Ah, I stand corrected! Glad to know he's one of the good guys who does pro bono and isn't just salting away vast sums.

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    5. gawdlove'im Nick, he's a sheet of paper away from his uppers, As my granny used to say. :)

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    1. I know Ernestine. On a month I could use it too with a brake job on my car LOL.
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  3. Glad to know he isn't the type to give alligators indigestion (old bad lawyer joke)...

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  4. Don't you wish all jobs could be like that?

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    1. Absolutely. SAW. especially when the wallet's thin. LOL
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  5. Do you usually come home to someone sitting by your fire? That in itself must've been a bit of a shock. It is Newfoundland style to make oneself at home without previous arrangements? -Kate

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  6. Just another day in the saga of WWW..........nuthin' like pickin' up $100 along the way.

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