When I returned to law practice after about 15 years out of the court rooms in the real sense, I was put off. The court procedures had changed and I had forgotten the ones I knew. Nothing made sense and some of the court rooms left me depressed. Long drives to court out of town and state which won’t sit and won’t send prior information got me pissed. I thought it was boring. I almost fled again. Telling an angry redhead to calm down works about as well as trying to baptize a cat. But I didn’t. Why? I was paired by my boss with a young man who is my senior at the bar and who ensured I stayed. He literally ensured I stayed. He would drive to my house and pick me up to work, to court, just to ensure I didn’t flee.
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He taught me how to write court of appeal briefs, the style and language. He taught me how to write high court briefs and he is very patient to correct and commend. He’s never talked down on me for making any mistake. I often threaten to run away from law practice and he would tell me I was doing well. Any mile stone I achieve, he celebrates. He would patiently answer my questions and explain anything I didn’t understand. He advises me on relevant books to buy and ensured I bought them. Within one year I built up a robust law books library.
Most times when he writes our brief as we are in one team, I do the typing and I learn so much from doing so. His mastery of brief writing excites me. I call him Unem, meaning my brother and that’s who he is. I am happy God blessed him with a confident and beautiful wife who I have come to love as my sister. Okwor Loveth Madu treats me with respect and love and isn’t threatened by my closeness and rapport with her husband. I appreciate her specially for that. Both of them treat me with so much dignity and respect.
Telling an angry redhead
I chose this Monday morning to celebrate him for understanding me, he understands how I am wired and even when I get lazy and laid back, he knows how to subtly ginger me to work. When I get mad, he holds my Mumu button and would calmly talk me out of the craze head. Bonaventure Madu is a rare breed and I make this tribute this morning to celebrate him. It is not his birthday. When you telling an angry redhead to calm down works about as well as trying to baptize a cat. We must not only celebrate folks on their birthdays, we must highlight those who have helped us become. He helped me become in some areas. His calm nature and patience di kwa egwuoooooo.
See you soon Unem and know that I am in all the court rooms with you watching how you calmly respond to aggression. God bless you for being you. Thank you for signing up as a healing Hearts volunteer and joining us to interior communities on medical missions and outreaches. Thank you for financially supporting the work with widows. Thanks for being there, in the real sense!!! You are a dependable shoulder to lean on as your lips are always sealed. Soon, anyi ga kwa land na okpulu Ukwu fruit na Udi, eyioooooo. Abacha nwunye Energy down the road na Udi and Anu Ulili na Umulumgbe, lunch from nwoke ododo shirt too.