Over the years I haven’t had much trouble with work bumping into my private life. Oddly though, it did happen last night. While I was from the tram stop a black car pulled up beside me with four young men in it.
One of them leaned out and asked “how’re you going?” expectantly. I replied “good” and then “do I know you?”.
“Yeah! you appeared for me in Melbourne Children’s Court”
I was a little puzzled at this. I’ve appeared in a lot of courts but never in the children’s court. All I could reply was “oh; okay”. He asked “It’s Stephen isn’t it?”
“Yeah, that’s me” I said. They laughed and drove off.
I spent the evening trying to figure out who it could have been without success. Presumably it was someone I did act for at one time or another, Children’s Court or not. I can’t fathom what it might have been about though. Crimes compensation perhaps?
I suppose I must have done a decent job since he didn’t throw anything at me!