Wednesday, October 18, 2006

You just never know

My colleague brought this magic wand into the office so that we can share its magical powers. When we wave it in a persons direction, they do what we want with no questions asked.

Now to understand the hilarity of this, you must understand that we are attorneys who work for local government...nobody does what we want with no questions asked. And the magic wand has, on more than one occasion, been contemplated as a weapon to bean someone over the head...opposing counsel, clients, defendants, the boss...the magic wand is equal opportunity.

My colleague is funny, but I have never considered her to be the type to really let her guard down and laugh a full belly laugh with anyone. So it really caught me off guard when she returned the magic wand to my office this morning telling me how it didn't work in the Supreme Court. I'm not kidding you. She took this thing to the Supreme Court of Ohio! She said it shows up remarkably well on the xray machine as you enter the building...but the security guard, while looking a bit perplexed, did not even ask.

I'm still laughing over this.


Lisa P. said...

OMG that would have been hilarious!! :)

BTW, looked at your Flickr pics from your trip last night and we were probably looking at that wind farm at about the same time. :)

One Mother's Journey said...

That's too funny!

SydneyDawn said...

We could use a little magic in the Supreme Court.


Thingy said...

Ah, but has anyone in the office grabbed it during a staff meeting, pointed it at your boss, and said, "Expecto Patronum"?

And if so... did it work?

And if so... can I borrow it?