Thursday, November 10, 2005
( 9:25 AM ) teahouse
My firm's tennis match this week was against an old rival.
During one of my matches I had to play a woman who was my arch-nemesis on a major trial I went to, 2 years ago.
I remember having to call her to get documents, trading nasty emails and letters, and general acrimony.
Our tennis match was very close. In the end, she edged me out and barely won in a harrowing tie-break.
I was annoyed.
But then I reminded myself that 2 years ago, my side won the case in court. In fact, we won in a big way, and got our total and complete victory affirmed by the Court of Appeals.
It was the (federal, non-tennis) court equivalent of winning 6-love in straight sets.
So I let her have her little tennis match.
And, as I did 2 years ago, I walked out of the court with a smile. #