Let’s see if this’ll hold ’em

Since it’s time for bed and also that I’m just lazy, I’ll include the e-mail exchange between my older brother and I from today. It’s pretty entertaining. At least I thought it was.

To wit:

—–Original Message—–

From: Beth

Sent: Wednesday, September 25, 2002 1:20 PM

To: Oh wise sage older brother with more degrees than I

Subject: Tim, call off your dogs!

Apparently, it was the title company doing the shoddy work.  Tim called our attorney, of whom I take back all the nasty things I said, and he pulled our file and told him when the quick-claim title was filed (down to the minute, no less) and assured him that indeed the title was in our name.  I thought it was kinda weird, because the property tax bill was in our name last year, so somebody knew the house was ours…  


So everyone is back on track and it seems that all we need to close is a release dealie from Tim’s parents.  I should have been an attorney, don’t you think?


Anyway, thanks for the sound legal advice, bro.  You my homie!  (tips 40 oz. to homie)


Gotta go, Auggie is back in the dog crate again…


Your friend in Vishnu,


His response:

From: Stinky McHotpants

To: Beth, beth, bo-beth

Sent: Wednesday, September 25, 2002 4:34 PM

Subject: RE: Tim, call off your dogs!

Well…before you go applying to the Harvard School of Law Correspondence Program, Lionel Hutz, you should know that your attorney probably prepared what is known as a “Quit-Claim” Deed.  The Quick-Claim deeds are only prepared by those guys at the traffic law and one hour photo center.  If your lawyer is transferring title to you via Quit Claim Deeds, he may not be your lawyer.  He sounds more like your in-laws’ lawyer.  Call for explanation…fingers hurting.