As I was waiting patiently for my case to be called an argument broke out between two parents about something or other. Even as voices raised and tempers flared I had trouble finding it very interesting. Screaming and gnashing of teeth is all the rage in the Family Court. So I didn’t have much of a context when the following happened (I love that there is a transcript of this somewhere):
Dad: “I don’t know why my son isn’t going to school”
Mom: “He IS going to school! You so stupid!”
Mom: “YUH HUH!”
Mom: “So stupid!”
And so on
Judge: “You two are acting like children. You need to grow up, both of you.”
Silence (for once).
Judge: “You two have to understand that you (points at Dad) chose her and you (points at Mom) chose him! You two chose each other. And now you have a child. So get over it”
Mom looks bewildered.
Mom: “I didn’t choose him!”
Judge: “You did once! You did for one night for three minutes!”
Mom still looks on bewildered. Dad laughs.