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(WTAE)   You are rebuilding your house after Katrina hit. Do you: A) Get all the permits? B) Enlist volunteers to help out? C) Watch the city bulldoze it days before Christmas? D) All of the above?   (wtae.com) divider line 9
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2013-12-20 12:51:58 PM  
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gilgigamesh: When she says "no lawyer would take our case" you can roughly translate this to: "no lawyer would work for free and front court costs out of his own pocket to boot".

I see this all the time. Hell, I would have taken her case if she was willing to pay me.

If your house is being slowly destroyed by a foundation problem you hire a contractor to fix it. No one expects the contractor to come in, front materials costs at his own expense and do the work for free. Yet for some inexplicable reason, people expect lawyers to ride in to save the day out of the goodness of our hearts. But, you know, we have mortgages too.

I blame bad Hollywood lawyer movies.


RTFA, a contractor ran off with her money.  But, I expect you didn't read it because you had no one to charge your time to.  I'd make a photocopy of the article for you but, you know, there's a fee for that
2013-12-20 11:31:18 AM  
5 votes:
The plans have been available in the local planning office, if she had only checked behind the door marked "beware of leopard."
2013-12-20 01:18:09 PM  
3 votes:

Dunkirk: gilgigamesh: I blame bad Hollywood lawyer movies.

My FIL is an attorney. I asked him if he ever watched any court room dramas, and he gave me a dismissive negative. It was in that moment that I realized courtroom drama, as portrayed on TV and in movies, is about as accurate as similarly-portrayed IT security.


You mean to say that 2 people typing on one keyboard isn't the best way to stop a hacker?
2013-12-20 01:44:48 PM  
2 votes:

Greek: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: msP: I just don't get how someone can knock down YOUR house, even if it's not finished. How is that fair?

[www.floridainsurancelawyerblog.com image 416x300]

You want to live next door to something that looks like this for 8 years?

Go back and re- read the article. Her house was destroyed by Katrina, and she had it torn down. Then, she started building a new house, ...


Stop right there, Ive heard this story. It burned down, fell over, then sank into the swamp  ?
2013-12-20 01:41:11 PM  
1 votes:

fickenchucker: Fark her--it's been long enough to figure Katrina shiat out.

So sick of that stinkhole city.  Never should have been built in the first place, let alone the decades of piss-poor planning.


You know Kenner is not New Orleans, right? Also, New Orleans is doing just fine, thank you. Its more economically prosperous than it has been in decades. People are moving to the area in droves because it has better job opportunities than the rest of the country. Plus, well... its New Orleans

Actually, strike all that. You're right, its a shiathole. You'd be better off staying in whatever fascinating place you live in. I'm sure its much better there.
2013-12-20 01:32:08 PM  
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Watubi: gilgigamesh: When she says "no lawyer would take our case" you can roughly translate this to: "no lawyer would work for free and front court costs out of his own pocket to boot".

I see this all the time. Hell, I would have taken her case if she was willing to pay me.

If your house is being slowly destroyed by a foundation problem you hire a contractor to fix it. No one expects the contractor to come in, front materials costs at his own expense and do the work for free. Yet for some inexplicable reason, people expect lawyers to ride in to save the day out of the goodness of our hearts. But, you know, we have mortgages too.

I blame bad Hollywood lawyer movies.

RTFA, a contractor ran off with her money.  But, I expect you didn't read it because you had no one to charge your time to.  I'd make a photocopy of the article for you but, you know, there's a fee for that


Sorry, just because a contractor ran off with her money this week doesn't mean when she finds another willing to do the job he's required to do it for free.

Why is it people think "Pro Bono" is a magic word?  I've actually had a prospective client tell me, "But, I asked for Pro Bono.  That means you have to take my case for free!"  No.  No I do not.  I'm not required to take your case nor am I required to do it free of charge.  Please, go to your local mechanic and ask him to do your oil change for free because "pro bono" - see how far that gets you.

I'm still trying to figure out how the deadbeat dad that wanted to hire me to "save me from all these back child supports" figured that he could arrange it on contingency fee...  what exactly was I supposed to get 30% of?  He also offered to give me a check - on the account he had told me earlier was seized by the state DHS to pay some of his outstanding back child support.  Yeah... no....
2013-12-20 01:27:09 PM  
1 votes:
They tore down my house in another state before Christmas.  I had just lined up all the work in my head.  Zero pity.
2013-12-20 12:45:45 PM  
1 votes:

nmrsnr: The plans have been available in the local planning office, if she had only checked behind the door marked "beware of leopard."


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2013-12-20 12:43:25 PM  
1 votes:
On the plus side, the bulldozer operator got overtime for the job and is getting his kids a new iPad for Christmas!
 
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