Monday, June 20, 2005

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Due to our recent foray into the Property Market, we've been forced to come into contact with that rather strange breed The Legal Profession. Many people, including many doctors, have rather negative attitudes towards lawyers. This may explain why typing "jokes about lawyers" into Google produces so many hits.

Apart from the rare occasion when they want to tell you that the rich relative you forgot you had has died and left you a fortune, contact with lawyers is generally bad news. This is because: (a) they are working for someone else and they want to visit some legal nastiness upon you, or (b) they are working for you and they want to present you with a large bill. As Franklin P Jones said "Anybody who thinks that talk is cheap should get some legal advice."

One phenomenon I came across in dealing with legal documents was the page labelled "this page intentionally left blank". After a few years of aimlessly drifting through cyberspace you soon realise that if you can think of it, there's a website devoted to it. Well sure enough there is a site (via Bifurcated Rivets) devoted to fans of the page left intentionally blank. Like so many times before, I'm 99% sure they're taking the Mick. But there's always that 1%....