The following mixture of stories is probably going to make you think that I have gotten metaphor crazy, but here goes.
On my way to the office, I glanced over at the driver next to me. She was grossly overweight. It was hard to guess how heavy she was in a seated position, but her jowls gave her away. Still, she clearly cared about her appearance.
It was clearly one of those circumstances where sitting in the car was giving her a false sense of being alone. I am guessing that, because she had chosen to begin rubbing her makeup foundation on her face as she sat at the red light. That’s why I say that she still cared about her appearance and had the best of intentions; even if it meant getting ready on the way to the office. Her weight had just taken a back seat… and no, I’m not inferring that she looked so big that she was sitting in the front and back seat!
Recently I have heard more than once that, “I can’t understand why I’m not losing weight; I only eat salads”. Again, they have the best of intentions.
Of course, I digress in my metaphor blog to post the Yahoo News “5 Ways Salads Are Making You Fat“. A discussion of why we gain weight from salads because of things like our dressings and croutons. Again, the best of intentions.
So, here comes the big wind-up for my metaphor. This past week, one of the law firm lawyers was taking a deposition of a person (the defendant) who had caused the crash. At the scene, she had admitted to the police officer that she had caused the crash.
During her deposition, the defendant again admitted that she was at fault. It became increasingly clear that she felt that she was doing enough by admitting that she had caused the crash. However, during the deposition, she became increasingly agitated. At one point she blurted out, “I know your client is not hurt!”. The lawyer asked her on the record how she knew that. She replied, “Because at the scene of the accident, she didn’t want an ambulance to be called”.
In this case, the client has significant injuries involving disc issues that will cause her permanent problems. Again, the defendant had the best of intentions in admitting that she caused the crash. However, she added some statements that showed her true thinking. She did not think that she (her insurance company) owed anything for injuries.
Similarly, I regularly see defense attorneys get up and tell jurors that their client admits to being at fault. Then, they go on to argue that they do not admit to causing any injury. They basically make the argument that accepting fault is basically demonstrating good intentions. They just don’t want their client to accept responsibility.
DID YOU KNOW that the expression, “It’s all fun and games until someone loses an eye” is from ancient Rome. Back then, the only rule during their wrestling matches was that there was to be “no eye gouging”. All else was allowed; but if you violated that rule… you were disqualified.
I guess the next thing is whether they could lead a horse to water… and make it drink! Is that a metaphor? My intention.
For pic o’ day, I am posting a picture from the Bleacher Report. This is Lance Stephenson in the Indiana Pacers’ locker room. His annual salary is one million dollars, so he is posing with one million dollars as part of the the NBA’s program on money management. Yes… quite a pic o’