Tuesday, May 5, 2009

At least the Shoes were Killer

Sometimes you just have to take comfort knowing that when all else goes down the toilet, at least you were wearing killer shoes and looking good.

After 6 days of Trial - one extra day because the sewer system in the great city of Baltimore collapsed and created havoc on the city for a week, shutting down all hotels, eateries and the Court for 1 day - we got a jury verdict. And it wasn't good. At least not for my side.


It's hard to put in 300 hours in 1 month, fall in love with your client (no not like that, I mean these are just really good, awesome people), get a rapport going with your DreamTeam and, well, the law or the jury instructions or the people or whatever, they Just. Didn't. Get. It. Were we surprised? Not really. We knew going in that this might be a tough one. Yet on another hand, we looked at it and said, "DUH - this is so simple!" But I guess it wasn't.


On the bright side? I snuck out Sunday and did power shopping. Found a carribean blue skirt suit that is, well, sharp. A little loud. But is my favorite blue color. And then. The Crowning moment. I found these:


After the trial while standing in the Courtroom waiting for the Deputy to return exhibits, the other side (all 5 of them) said, "By the way, we've all noticed and we have to tell you. Those are great shoes."

A little later, standing in front of the courthouse waiting for our car, we see Juror #1, a young, well-dressed woman who accessorizes beautifully. She asks to talk to us. I'm excited, thinking she's going to share what went on in the jury room (we can't approach them but they can ask us if they want). I explain that while I can't question her, she is free to talk to me. So she asks, "Where did you get those shoes?!"

And so? Maybe the verdict on our legal issue wasn't favorable, but the verdict on my Shoes? Pure Victory....


***Edited to add: Inquiring Minds want to know. I bought the shoes at Aldo. No not Prada. Who has that kind of money??!!

14 comments:

Persnickety Ticker said...

I am so experiencing massive shoe envy right now.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Who wouldn't rule in favor of those?!

Jason, as himself said...

Wow. Praise from a juror to an attorney. The highest form of praise there is.

stephanie (bad mom) said...

This is such a happy/sad thing...But good for you, sticking with the bright side.

Those are, indeed, fabulous shoes.

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

I'm sorry about the jury verdict.

But dang, I think those shoes could cure my swine toe.

Kalynne Pudner said...

So, where DID you find those shoes? And please don't tease about the skirt -- post a picture!

zelzee said...

Those are the kind of shoes I drool over and picture me strutting around in...........
then I end up buying another pair of black shoes........

Busy Bee Suz said...

You should have won, just on the basis of a good fashion statement!

J.G. said...

Bummer about the verdict. But there will be others that go your way. Meanwhile, those shoes are once-in-a-lifetime!

Bumpkin on a Swing said...

Those shoes are slammin...do tell where you got them! Glad your'e back, make us laugh....loooooonnnnnnggg week.

dkuroiwa said...

Too bad about the case but....yo! mama-cita!!
Those shoes? yeah, uh-huh...those are some killer heels!
I didn't know jimmy buffett sold anything other than flipflops and comfy beach shoes!! :-D

Margo said...

Sorry about the case!

I love how shoe shopping bonds us. They truly are amazing. Drop by sometime and play What I'm Not Buying this Weekend with me! You can share stuff you DO buy too! Just link this post this Saturday if you want :)

Shelly... said...

Oh those shoes rock!

just jamie said...

Did you say something, um, because all I see are some rockin' hot shoes!