Month: July 2016

Business Law is Like Pokemon Go!

Business law attorneys and Pokemon Go! players walk a common path. They carefully follow a map while looking for the tiniest thing, a thing that could win the game if found or a thing that could cause you to fall off a cliff and you lose. In business law, reviewing a contract may seem like a pretty mundane task and it can be just like seeing your 100th zumbat pokemon in a week. But catching ONE word can save my client from falling off a cliff. Yes, one little word is like one little step and it can destroy you. Take the following real-life example:

Employee J.B. hereby agrees to be bound by this covenant not to compete in that he will not engage in a similar business as his employer, to wit, engaging in the manufacture and/or sale of widgets for the period of two (2) years from the date of the signing of this Agreement. Said covenant not to compete shall only include the State of Georgia where Employer does business.

Employee J.B. hereby agrees to be bound by this covenant not to compete in that he will engage in a similar business as his employer, to wit, engaging in the manufacture and/or sale of widgets for the period of two (2) years from the date of the signing of this Agreement. Said covenant not to compete shall only include the State of Georgia where Employer does business.

Catch it? Like I said, this is a real world example and it was buried in a 10 page contract. See it yet? The other lawyer took the word “not” out of the second line. Changes the whole thing, doesn’t it? That’s why you get an attorney for your business needs! You don’t want to miss Gastly Pokemon and ruin your chances of winning the game!

Hey,Potty Mouth!

Ever tell someone to eat shit and die? Well, as it turns out that’s true. Kind of. You see, police are trained to identify synthetic marijuana by smelling someone’s breath and if it smells like feces, there is a very good chance they smoked the stuff. Naturally, my first thought was, “how in the hell do you train for that and do you have to take continuing education?” Or is just doing your daily doo enough? Seriously though, a nurse friend of mine who works in an ER agreed that the shit stinks…like shit. And worse, it does kill. So the next time you light up a fake joint, remember this — you just ate shit and died.

Stay safe everyone!

Race Isn’t the Battle

Bad people do bad things. Period. Swarming the streets of ATL does nothing at all. Writing a FB post that supports every single cop does nothing at all. Sniping cops from a parking garage does nothing at all. There are bad cops. There are bad black folks. There are people who hug you and smile at you who will stab you in the back in a split second and there are people who feel uncomfortable by those hugs and yet they be there when you fall. The battle isn’t race; the race is the battle. And the finish line is a society that says, “you should not have shot that person, that human.” Not, “you should not have shot that black guy” or “you should shoot cops.” Those people, those individuals, that promulgate violence aren’t on society’s track. They have a different finish line — one that is based upon personal hatred, greed, or other retardation. We don’t need to talk about it more. We need to talk about it less. Black cops are not all Uncle Toms; white cops are not all KKK members. The more we make them so in our minds, the more division we will have. Stop the madness and believe this, “bad people do bad things.” Period. And they need to be removed from society.