John doesn't get angry.
He may get grumpy (on rare occasion).
But he doesn't get angry.
I take for granted his smiles. His good attitude.
John do this. John do that.
Okay, he says and does.
I can be pretty bossy. Comes with the territory of being a trial lawyer.
But today John is not happy.
We have been trying to schedule a deposition.
This doesn't sound like it should be difficult. But it almost always is. Have to find a time that works for everyone. In this case, the witness who is not a party is also bringing his own lawyer. Finally find a date. Send out the notices. Book flight and car on Monday. Always wait just to make sure.
2:00 pm Wednesday email from defense - "unfortunately" the witnesses' "counsel can longer attend the deposition on Friday."
2:05 pm email from me - "These things happen and I don’t blame you. But crap."
John has been rushing around helping get materials ready for deposition and doing many other things for many other cases.
He comes into room. I say - the deposition is off.
And then mad John appears.
This rare sighting results in the above picture.