At the end of a 2-hour Zoom deposition this morning, the opposing counsel -- who was a jerk the whole time -- said to my client's lawyer "If we were in the same room I'd drop you!"
"Not unless you lost 20 pounds first!"
"Did you just call me fat?!
I'm looking forward to the transcript.
Hahaha,,,,,,made me laugh,,,,,,thanks!!!!
Sounds like your client got the better lawyer.
10-12 years ago i was on the phone with an attorney who was rather... fond of his own odor. in the process of enduring about 20 minutes of his condescension and bellicosity, i looked up his office address and found that he was only 3 or 4 blocks from where i was sitting. when he finally stopped to inhale for a second i noted to him that i'd discovered our proximity, and that perhaps things would be expedited if we could discuss them in person.
that was the end of that conversation. i mean he found a reason to hang up within about 10 seconds. and had i actually shown up at his office i'm sure he'd have had a good laugh upon seeing me (i don't cut a terribly intimidating figure). but to be clear- i made no literal threat, and my tone was such that any subtext took a good bit of listening-for on his part; i actually just stated that we'd likely solve the problem quicker if i came over there and discussed with him in person. probably still my favorite interaction as a professional in the context of a contentious exchange.
thats potentially an ethics violation. I'm really interested in how that pans out....