Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Reverse over the Body

Yesterday I was told by a lawyer friend that, should I happen to hit a young person while driving, I should try and reverse over the body. This would ensure the young person was dead. I should do this because a handicapped young person might result in a massive legal settlement whereas a dead one would merely involve a few thousand for the parents. It must be amazing being a lawyer.

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  1. Who is this lawyer friend who talks such rubbish?
    Why does he think you have insurance?

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  2. Perhaps he's a lawyer for an insurance company.

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  3. i'd have thought if you ran a chav over in your black truck of death, death would be guaranteed. Reversing over the cadaver would surely only result in post-mortem mutilation. Not that i've anything against post-mortem mutilation.

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  4. Did he mention anything about that irksome murder charge?

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  5. This was rumored to be common knowledge and practice in Korea as late as the early '80's.

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  6. You MUST read Andre Dubus's "A Father's Story," the best tale ever written about this kind of accident. And he was a very Catholic fellow as well as an excellent prose stylist: You'll dig it, I am sure. (His story, by the way, foreshadowed a terrible event in his own life when he was hit on the Massachusetts Turnpike while trying to help two stranded motorists. A tough-guy ex-Marine, he lost one leg totally and the use of the other. But that's another story.)

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  7. Your lawyer friend presumably spends his nights in fearful sweats, planning his way out of improbable scenarios. Is he still your friend?

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