Monday, May 18, 2009


The boss incessantly reminded me to be in court before 8.30 today.
Since Friday.

Spot of bother, so much he had to ask the client to give me a wake up call and another bloody reminder that inasmuch that sans-court I arrive for work later than 11 am every day, (one of the very few perks I have) as if I am real basketcase when it involves being punctual in court.

I was already in the parking lot at 7.30 am!
And yes, nothing annoys me more when the cellphone with calls and texts flashing "are you there yet?"
I hate this distrust, for I like to believe myself as a punctual lady of luck.

Especially when you know, when you're a lawyer robed in for an open court matter, your case would only be called 12 noon.

I would have turned myself in 10.30, if not to prove a point to the Boss that I am bloody reliable. And because of that I am that idiot waiting 5 hours in court just to prove a point I sent him a text message "hell, I'm in court already since 7".

And tell me, to what pleasure do I serve the long hours from 7.30 to 12 noon?

I read.
Last week I had bought 6 due to the hormonal madness that now plunges me to dash of desperation that I can't seem to finish a single book in a week's time (just like we used to during Uni, haha Old Age is catching up with you missy!), that I found myself stealing time to read a passage during the short Red Traffic light.

So there.
I was reading in court, while a busy lawyer, a friendly acquaintance of ours (whom I've dined at her lavish condo) sat beside me and cracked open her laptop, at first embarrassed that The Windows-intro-tune announced her intention to keep herself busy with work, even while waiting.

We said our hellos, and quickly exchanged our usual stories in our trade, we lamented for having slow process of the court while at the same time we complain of cases being brought foward too quick that we suffer palpitations of panic.

To this I told her my sudden rage of book reading, the dire need to finish them once and for all.
And how thankful I am to have a book in my hand, while waiting in court.
(wait. It was the other way round.) How thankful I am to have 5 hours to spare waiting in court to finish reading.
And she said, in my dismay, of something that wreak my respect to a senior fellow member of the bar when she said:

"You have the luxury to read, as you're working with somebody, because you're not your own boss. I simply don't have the time".

I kept quiet, remembering the maniacal Boss who reads even more maniacal than I do.
And when last Friday I felt proud with the sense of belonging that no other profession shares the spirit of camaraderie, and somehow in my stupefied stupor, I would like to believe my grey cells is activated by reading, that my fellow laywers might find the intelligence I lack of.

BUT this lady killed it.

It just don't sound right, no matter how right she might be.


mr K 18 May 2009 at 22:17:00 GMT+8  

kat sini byk buku murah2!! tak sabar nak belikan.. ^_^

amicus curiae 18 May 2009 at 22:27:00 GMT+8  

haha. Jadi SAHW mungkin lebih sedikit masa untuk membaca kot ? ngeh ngeh. Oui, can't hardly wait!

~salwaredzuan~ 19 May 2009 at 01:13:00 GMT+8  

buku cerita yg aku bli dari january aritu still at page 10...hell im working with somebody.makanya masa aku dihabiskan baca kes baca blog org jugak..kuikuikui

nadia,  19 May 2009 at 09:44:00 GMT+8  

What books did u buy Af??

I bought 5 books as well last week *happy smiles*

amicus curiae 19 May 2009 at 13:41:00 GMT+8  

tula sal.sakitnya hati aku bila nak try perabih buku kat court,kena perli kaw2. in time of cholera, omnibus vol 3 (thanks nik), the reader, poems collection "our thoughts are free"(signed by three of the poets at the book launching), pahlianuk's snuff,jeremy clarkson. hari ni singgah borders lagi borong lagi 2. (20% off for two)

~salwaredzuan~ 27 May 2009 at 11:34:00 GMT+8  

oits gile ke ape pgl aku sal....i tak rela nyahhhh

amicus curiae 27 May 2009 at 12:53:00 GMT+8  

ala sal.

macam tak biasa.ngeh ngeh ngeh.

ke ko prefer sally? hahaa

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