The Bad Matt strikes again

Some of you may remember the Bad Matt from my stay in Sioux City, Iowa. Although generally a horrible person, he is a brilliant law clerk for a very distinguished Iowa senior district judge. I posted about his fatal attraction to Pabst Blue Ribbon, and provided a photo of the stash the Good Matt and I discovered in the Bad Matt’s office. Yesterday, via UPS, I received from Bad Matt a spongy Pabst Blue Ribbon hat. Bad Matt’s note indicated that when I went bald from the chemo, I should wear the hat to protect my noggin.

I was shocked. The Bad Matt had played cruel jokes on me when I was a stranger in that strange land we know as Sioux City, Iowa. It never occurred to me that a truly demented Pabst devotee could have a soft spot.

Thank you, Bad Matt. (What goes around comes around.)

RGK

In my chambers near my conference table sits my bust of Lincoln (given to me by Chris Cook, a really good lawyer and even better artist) now wearing my new Pabst Blue Ribbon hat given to me by the bad Matt. Don't be distracted by the "dear leader" bobblehead. The law clerks pray to that one.

In my chambers near my conference table sits my bust of Lincoln (given to me by Chris Cook, a really good lawyer and even better artist) now wearing my new Pabst Blue Ribbon hat given to me by the bad Matt. Don’t be distracted by the “dear leader” bobblehead. The law clerks pray to that one.

5 responses

  1. I am coming to the conclusion that the best (and sometimes worst) parts of law are the people who practice it. I hope that I get to meet such interesting people in my time practicing.

    Even if I decry their choice in beer.

  2. SLS,

    My former law partner, Ed, once told me that after five years of practice the law becomes easy. The people are the problem. He was right. And, as you observe, the people are also the foundation for a rich life. The practice of law will provide you with many such riches if you allow it.

    All the best.

    RGK

  3. As if you need another writing project — I would buy “Adventures of The Bad Matt” in a bookstore any day! You give us such tantalizing hints about cruel jokes played by the Bad Matt.

  4. Chocolatetort,

    Think of a sick old (not “dirty old …”) judge with blood clots in leg and a horribly swollen left foot finding anonymous notes on his work table poking fun at him for wearing bunny-like slippers (bought in a panic at Shopko because shoe wouldn’t go on) while trying a very high profile jury trial where other federal judges were appearing as witnesses.

    BAD, BAD, BAD.

    RGK

  5. The gimme cap should go well with the slippers. Tell Bad Matt that with his refined taste he should like Steel Reserve. Twice as much bang for the buck.

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