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The No-Santa Clause

Twas two weeks before Christmas

And all through the deal

My clients had been difficult

Their stipulations unreal

 

Fix the roof, they commanded

Though it’s covered with snow!

Fill the oil tank, they demanded

Though it isn’t running low!

 

My phone rang December 11th

It made such a clatter

On the other end were my clients

With their usual patter

 

The sellers are hanging decorations

Began their newest grouse

Call their attorney and insist

St. Nick come off the house!

 

That jolly man & those elves

Must be nailed to the shingles

Who’s going to fix the damage

Cause by Herr Kringle?

 


Photo by ewen and donabel

 

I asked, is it necessary

To ruin the owners’ holiday?

Oh, yes, I was told

We really hate that sleigh!

 

So I called fellow counsel

Invoking a clause of the contract

To which he responded

“Your clients are truly whacked!”

 

I know it, I said

But what can we do?

Your clients are defacing the house

And my clients will sue

 

Since my clients wouldn’t budge

The sellers were forced to flinch

The decorations came down mid-December

Thanks to Mr. & Mrs. Grinch.

Comments

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(Anonymous)
Dec. 22nd, 2010 01:58 pm (UTC)
Real_Lawyer,

As another real estate attorney (also a solo on Long Island, I can empathize with you. Clients can be completely unreasonable at times and all the while you have to muster the energy to pretend to care.

Also, thanks for the time and effort you put into this blog.

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!!!
real_lawyer
Dec. 22nd, 2010 02:36 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I appreciate both your kind words and your overlooking my poor attempt at poetry.

I really do care 97.5% of the time, but the ones who get my goat are often the ones who get the "ink" on this blog.

Have the best of holidays--here's to a prosperous New Year as well.
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