“Approach the bench counselors”.
Sufficiently chastened to watch their words, the lawyers resume their arguments on the cost of infidelity.
Joe’s sniffles waft across the aisle.
Joe hadn’t wanted a divorce when I found out about his affair. Couldn’t I forgive him?
“Infidelity is not a crime! It’s fundamental human nature to be poly-amorous…”, Joe had been persuasive.
“My client, Joe, is heart-broken since he found his wife of 25 years in flagrante delicto with his friend. He seeks divorce and needs to be compensated for his emotional distress…” his lawyer droned.
Heart-broken huh? You shouldn’t have been so damn persuasive Joe!
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