This is a discussion on The ISTJ Rant/Rave Thread within the ISTJ Forum - The Duty Fulfillers forums, part of the SJ's Temperament Forum- The Overseers category; Originally Posted by tnredhead Isn't that a question for the random thread then? Unless you are ranting about having too ...
I hate losing...
Damn. The big fish got away. Boss and I figured it wasn't worth pursuing the landlord further for cash. We could've gotten so much more out of her if it weren't for the fact that
(1) She wasn't rational at all. She was willing to pay her lawyers $25,000 just to not have to pay the tenant $7,500. Yeah. Emotions rising high at their worst. If I'd thought she wasn't going to litigate this, I would've pushed back;
(2) She could have declared bankruptcy to avoid paying us; and
(3) There was a small booboo. We discovered after the settlement that our client illegally obtained documents showing she's swimming in cash. It could've been material, but I had a hunch the judge would have dismissed that as inadmissible.
I'm learning that you can't win an argument against and idiot, and you most certainly can't win a war against an irrational fool who doesn't play by the rules of game theory. It's only in the cartoons Batman is able to beat an anarchist sociopath like Joker at his own game. Wish it'd been the same here!
EDIT: That experience really pushes me to go into tax law. None of this emotional bullshit getting in the way of things. But if there's one satisfaction my boss and I got, it's that this landlord is going to find out that making an impulsive decision to spend that much on expensive attorneys wasn't worth it. I can think of a lot of things I can do with $25,000...
Guess this means all non-ISTJ wimmins' need an ISTJ man to manage their bills!
Child-proofing candle lighters. I really dislike laws that are passed in the name of "protecting the children". If a kid plays with lighters, it's probably the fault of the parents, the kid, and not the manufacturer. I can't find a single lighter that operates with a gentle push of a button. My elderly mom can't operate these child-proof lighters, so she uses long matches.
So what'd you do with the dog? I almost hit a golden retriever two years ago that was running loose. I stopped but the guy in the pick-up behind me didn't. Fortunately, it was a low-impact collision.
I may or may not have had some of my money stolen by the housemate who pays the bills.