Tuesday, June 12, 2007

I wish I knew the whole story on this one

Apparently a pair of pants is worth a helluva lot more money than any of us imagined.

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A judge had to leave the courtroom with tears running down his face Tuesday after recalling the lost pair of trousers that led to his $54 million lawsuit against a dry cleaner.

Administrative law judge Roy L. Pearson had argued earlier in his opening statement that he is acting in the interest of all city residents against poor business practices. Defense attorneys called his claim "outlandish."

Actually, I find the whole thing pathetic. In the old days, when someone wronged you or lost your pants, you took them out back and beat the shit out of them. You felt better and usually walked away with a pretty good story to tell your grandkids. Whatever happened to the good old days?

To help this poor distraught jurist, I propose that we all send him a pair of pants that we don't need any more. Apparently a law degree and a job on the bench isn't paying as well as it used to. As soon as I can get an address for the poor bastard, I'm shipping him a pair of my old 42/29s so he doesn't get cold this winter.