NO R E S P E C T or just imaging???
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|Sat, 05-17-2003 - 8:04pm|
I am new here. I would like an opinion on the following:
I have been married for 12 years to a man who I love dearly.
In the past four years were have been going through a VERY DIFFICULT BIG TIME legal problem pertaining to a business that we both owned. (Fraud charges)
My Husband went to the Lawyer last week and as usual he took his cell phone with him.
I did not go with him to the Lawyer's office. I placed a call to his cell phone in the late afternoon and a woman picked up his phone. I was obviously "Taken aback" but I asked if my hubby was available. I told the lady who answered his cell phone who I was and asked her who she was. The Woman replied " He is not here and I am very busy now." She then just hung up the phone. I just left it alone for about 10 minutes then tried the phone number gain. The same woman picked up the phone, so I asked again "Who is this please?" she replied "I don't have time for this" and hung up again. Well you can imagine what was going through my head at this point ????
I then proceeded to call my brother-in-law (Hubby's brother)and asked him to please call my Hubby's cell phone and he did and got the same woman who just said to him. "Oh he has just stepped out. Can I have him return your call?" My brother-in-law left a message.
I did not say anything to my hubby about it ,cuz I knew after my Brother-in-Law called the cell phone that my hubby was at the Lawyer's office for sure. I guessed that this "woman" had the cell phone and just decided to pick the phone up when it rang. I thought about this situation again the next day and I decided to call the Lawyer's Office to find out who the woman was that picked up my Hubby's cell phone because she had been was SO RUDE. A girl answered the phone and I asked her if she was the one answering my Hubby's cell phone yesterday. She said that she was not the same girl, but, I explained the situation to her. She was VERY UPSET by the other girl's behavior and she said she would find out who it was and speak to her right away. You see... my feelings were, if the woman was so rude to me and she works at a Lawyer's office, then she is probably that rude to everyone who calls her! I thought she should be more respectful to people on the phone...
Now it does not end there..
Last week, my Hubby went to the Lawyers office again in the afternoon..about 1:30pm. He asked me to come and pick him up at about 4:30pm.So I went to the Lawyer's Office about 4:25pm. I get into the Law Office Lobby and a girl is sitting at the Reception. She was writing and writing away and did not even look up from her desk. I had known that my Hubby and the Law Student were in the usual boardroom. I knew the boardroom is RIGHT NEXT TO RECEPTION cuz I had been in here about 3 times before myself.
Not wanting to interrupt this Girl from her writing, I just said to her "Excuse me but I am just going into that boardroom to get my Husband cuz he asked me to come get him"
She just looked at me and said.."Where are you going...You cannot go in there" I looked at her and explained that I was going to get my Husband cuz he asked me to get him at 4:30.
(My Husband I are BIG CLIENTS at this Law Firm and they know us well)
She just gave me a BIG SIGH. I then just knocked on the Boardroom door and proceeded in.
When I got inside the Boardroom..I said to the Law Clerk and my Hubby "Excuse me but my Hubby asked me to come get him" My Hubby saw I was distressed and asked me "What's wrong?" I just said (TO HIM AND HIM ONLY) "The Girl on Reception must be the BITCH that answered your cell phone last time when I called here" My Hubby looked at me with a "What the hell are you talking about??" look and then said "What???" I just replied "Never mind"
We left the Office a few minutes after that.
Well...Today I went to the mailbox and I noticed a Letter addressed CONDIDENTIAL to "me" from this same Lawyers' Office.
It read as follows...
" Mrs. M .If you come to our Office again and conduct yourself in such a manner..you will not be allowed in. The Next time you come, you are asked to conduct yourself in a manner in a Professional manner while in our Offices"
It was signed with the Lawyer's name and a "per" with the initials "GL."
(underneath in type was the Lawyer's name.) (The Law Office belongs to a Prominent Lawyer in Ontario)
I WAS SO SHOCKED.. ALL I COULD DO WAS SHOW IT TO MY HUSBAND AND CRY AND CRY!!!
I thought..Oh my God my pretrial is coming up in June..how can I go to this Office with this hanging over my head???
I still do not understand any of this??? Was it because of the cell phone call? Was it because I called the Office the next day to report the "RUDE GIRL" Was it because I went into the Boardroom without the Receptionist's Permission?"
I did not want my hubby to even know anything about this..cuz I know that he likes this Prominent Lawyer..this is the second Lawyer that he has been through...
What is your opinion on this??? Should I leave my Hubby to this Law Office and find a new Lawyer???
By the way..I am very defensive toward my Hubby. I defend him to the ground. I did not know who the woman was who answered his cell phone... that is why this hurts me so much..I am always afraid of losing him!!! I am so UPSET BY THIS!!!
Please help with advise!!!!