I’m an attorney and I’m involved in a lot of mediations, which are pretty informal proceedings. Last week I had an interesting one. My opposing counsel, a middle-aged woman in a professional skirt and sweater, and her client, a young man in a tie, sat down at the table, and you can probably guess what happened: the mediator started talking to the client as if he was the attorney. The attorney corrected him. “Oh, I bet you get that all the time,” the mediator said.
Later the mediator spoke to each of us separately, and afterwards the other attorney comes up to me and tells me that he’d thought my client (male, of course – and wearing jeans and a hoodie) was also the attorney.
Silly ladies, we can’t be lawyers! That’s unpossible. Guess it’s OFWF.