Confessions of a Laid-off Lawyer

Just Your Average Joe Blogging Away His Debt—In One Year or Less

Almost Forgot

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Total Black: $237.43
Total Red: $227,317.62

Today was a long but productive day.  I had put in eleven hours at the contract attorney position and then another three at the theatre job.  Found myself nestled in bed, ready to settle down for the night.  And then remembered that I hadn’t posted today’s entry.  So out of bed I hopped to at least get today’s numbers posted.  Today was a good day for a few reasons.  One, because I finally was able to pay rent for February and March.  It felt good to get that weight off my back.  But the landlord’s attorney still got his slap in.

I don’t know if I mentioned that I became a head usher at the theatre.  A few weeks back I interviewed for the position.  Afterward I began to second-guess the wisdom of that course.  Head ushers work every performance and arrive a bit earlier to get things ready.  So, becoming a head usher would mean a bit more money but also more time away from any other work, like the contract attorney position.  I’m lucky in that the project I’m working currently allows for me to step out and work at the theatre and then return, if necessary, to work a few more hours.  Future projects might not allow for that sort of flexibility.  But when the new head ushers were announced, management had made a great decision.  They selected me to head usher Naked Boys Singing.  The show currently has only two performances a week: 10:30pm on Friday and 8:00pm on Saturdays.  The likelihood of those shifts conflicting with an any attorney work is slim.  So tonight was my first night as a head usher.

When I returned home tonight after the theatre, I found a present waiting for me taped to the front door of the building.  A rent demand.  That really irritated me.  Especially so because I had been back a few hours earlier to change clothes and it wasn’t there.  So sometime between 9:30pm and midnight, someone “served” me with the rent demand.  Taped it to the front door—in the rain.  When I pulled it off the door, it was still fairly dry, so it couldn’t have been there very long.  But it was extremely embarrassing.  It noted my name and total amount demanded.  Anyone walking by the street could see those personal details.  It was also irritating to have it served today when I had paid all but their silly fees.  Seems as if the landlord forgot to mail it and had someone run out quickly to serve the demand once they learned I had already paid.  It’s the third rent demand I’ve received but the first taped to the door; the prior two had been mailed.

Regardless, it’s a weight off my back to get rent paid.  Given that next week’s check will be decent, I may actually send in part of April’s rent early.  The idea of not having to think about rent until May 1—and being able to use checks from the weeks between for other bills—wonderful!

Written by Laid-off Lawyer

March 12, 2010 at 23:42

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  1. I’m pretty sure taping something to a shared door accessible to the public (and capable of being removed by anyone) isn’t a judicially acceptable form of service. That lawyer is pathetic.


    March 13, 2010 at 22:49

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