You know it’s been a bad day when...
I found this tragically funny anecdote over at the Times in an interview with their ‘Lawyer of the Week’:
What was your worst day as a lawyer?
I was due to give a closing speech at Harrow Crown Court. As I got out of my car, I dropped the papers, stooped to pick them up, my glasses slipped off and I stepped on them. The only other pair I had were very large tinted sunglasses. I sought permission to address the jury wearing them, hoping the judge would refuse. He agreed. Despite my best efforts, the jury convicted.