Without fail, if I arrive early and get my name first on the call, and feel like shit and want to go home ASAP, the judge will ALWAYS call my case last.
Similarly, I’ve forgotten to bring a pen to court THREE TIMES, which is really embarrassing because you’re like Jesus Christ, if I can’t even come prepared enough to bring a damn pen, I’m really a fucking disaster. Thankfully, I did not need to use one this time, but I did the last two times and had to ask other attorneys and in one case, a judge’s clerk. You’d think after these ordeals I would always be like HELLO, the only things I really need for court are 1) my ID, 2) the case file, and 3) A PEN! But no. I forgot again. Why. WHY!