First of all, thanks for all your responses to this blog hop. I was amazed to see all the reactions and also reassured to read that I wasn’t the only one to have crashed the car in front of my parents (Thanks, Stacey, I will remember it).
I started this blog hop to explore the fact that we are at our most free when we make mistakes. It has something to do with the fact that, if you don’t do anything, well, you don’t make any mistakes. I am still unsure of where this idea will take me, so feel free to help me on that one.
Now, to build on Penelope’s suggestion, I have decided to categorise the mistakes. And this week’s themes is “funny mistakes”
Which one do I choose? A few years ago, I was working with a big law firm on an even bigger construction case and, come the Christmas season, we were invited to our barrister’s chamber for some Christmas drinks. If you don’t live in the UK, you probably don’t know what a barrister is (I am still struggling with it and it has been 7 years, so don’t worry –it gets worse!!!). To cut a long story short, they have good acting skills and are in charge of convincing the judge of the strengths of your case (this means that, as a client, you have to pay twice: once for the solicitor who prepares your case, and another one for the barrister who presents it.). Oh, and I almost forgot: they wear a wig when they plead –you can’t miss them.
They usually work in lovely buildings around the Temple area in London and have very nice Oxford-type yards and buildings. We arrived at the chamber and got in. After a couple of drinks we started laughing loud and some barristers came to talk to us. We eventually realised that this was the wrong party: they were dealing with criminal cases, which was the reason why we didn’t know anybody.
We swiftly got out and tried to find the right chamber, and a short while after we ended up in the building next door with an even bigger garden (and somehow for once it wasn’t cold –maybe because of the drinks?). We got in without anyone asking anything and had a few drinks and lovely canapés, only to be greeted by the barrister of the other side. Ooops. He was obviously very polite despite being a bit surprised to see us there. We got out again.
We were passably inebriated at this point and decided to have a closer look at the invitation card. I was obviously of no use because even when sober I can’t find my way anywhere. We finally walked a bit further to get to another barristers’ party. Well, suffice to say that it wasn’t the right one either. At this point I decided to call it a night and go back home. To this date I still don’t know where the right party was.
So how about you, what is your funniest mistake?
The rules of the Blog hop are very simple:
1. Follow me on GFC and Twitter if you have an account – I will follow back ;
2. Leave a link to your blog below -if you have one-;
3. Share a mistake you have made in the comments. Please do it for the rest of us!
4. Visit as many other blogs as you can!
5. Have fun!
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