You think that people tend to learn as they grow older from experience. That if they just think things through, they will come to at least a semi-logical conclusion about a state of affairs even if they don’t or never will have all of the facts.
But not with Bill Schmalfeldt.
Last night, in a Feltdown ™ of epic proportions, Bill has read between the lines and decided that he knows things that he just knows and has decided to DO THINGS to PROVE that … well… see for yourself:
(Pssst! I think a lawyer understands completely the costs associated collecting on debts as well as the costs associated with an appeal. They’re kind of normal to him. You see, he’s a LAWYER, you know.)
Bill goes on in this vein for a while. Because really, this is all a fit of jealousy Bill is having – a lawyer will represent us for free but not him – and it’s just not fair! Wah!
But then, THEN he reveals his BRILLIAN IDEA! He’s gonna tattle on John Hoge! And then he (and by extension me and the others as well) won’t have a lawyer no more! You’ll see! *insert evil twirl of moustache*
There’s a problem with everything that Bill is asserting. Well, more than one, but I get exhausted thinking about how many problems I could point out about the whole thing, so I won’t. But first and foremost, is his assumption that Mr. Nettles is entirely unfamiliar with the actions John Hoge takes in regards to the lawsuit in Maryland.
In fast, last night in a post over on Sonoran Conservative, John let a little tidbit drop.
You see, Mr. Nettles is a regular reader of Hogewash.
Wait, what? You don’t say!
Well, yes, I do say, and yes, I already knew about that. As well as a lot of other things that one knows when one is in a client/lawyer relationship. It goes with the territory.
And as for the rest of the things Bill thinks he gets to know about? Yeah, he doesn’t get to. Because it’s none of his business. Just like it was none of his business when I moved. And we all know what happened when he pressed me trying to figure that out.
This time the information is also completely, utterly BARRED from his knowledge by a little thing known as PRIVELEGE.
So he can fume and fuss and stomp his feet as hard as he wants. He won’t get the answers he thinks he should.
Isn’t is just terrible?
Makes you wonder what the repercussions of Bill sending that silly little jealousy-laden email will be. Somehow I think that some of his costs are going to go up. Ooopsie poopsie!