A Lawyer and a Potential Client

Johnson Babalola
Published:
October 13, 2023

“Ah, $500 per hour to just review my documents? Too high. I only have $150 per hour.”

“No worries.  I will provide a $150 an hour service.”

“No. I want a $500 an hour service for $150 an hour.”

“So, you want a business class seat for the price of an economy seat?”

“Yes. The aim is to get to our destination safely.”

“But you will not have a flat sleeping seat.”

“I will sit and sleep sir. It is good for my upper body.”

“You will have no leg room.”

“My legs are short sir.”

“You will not have a choice of meals and liquor.”

“I don’t eat much sir and I don’t drink alcohol too.”

“No priority boarding for you.”

“I am very patient sir.”

“You will queue to use the washroom.”

“I will manage my washroom needs sir.”

“If there is a flight cancelation, you will not be provided with complimentary accommodation.”

“There will be no flight cancelation in the name of God.”

“Good. You have met all the criteria to be represented by my junior colleague who was called to the Bar last week. He will take your matter for $150 an hour. You will need all the patience in the world.”

Johnson Babalola, a Canada and Nigeria based lawyer, leadership consultant, storyteller and corporate emcee, is a public affairs analyst. Follow him for discussions on real life issues that affect us all.

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