Coke Commercials and Clients

Probably my least favorite commercial in the last ten years is that Coke commercial where the guy keeps getting stuff in his life, a job, stock options, etc., and every time asks, “And?” afterwards, like, where’s the rest of it? A lot of times clients can be like that. One exchange in particular this week reminded me of that commercial.

Client: I still haven’t received my child support.

Me: I’m sorry. I guess the court is backed up. We’ve given them everything they need. Shouldn’t be much longer.

Client: So when will I get my child support?

Me: Again, I have no control over that. I will call them and see what the holdup is.

(Ten minutes later…)

Me: Good news! Everything is in place. We just need the Judge to sign the order and you’ll start getting your child support.

Client: And then what?

Me: What do you mean, ‘and then what?’ Then you’ll get paid.

Client: Ok, but what happens when he signs the order?

Me: You will get your child support per Rule 32 of the Alabama Rules of Judicial Administration.

Client: I know, but then what?

Me: Then, you magically begin to receive child support.

Client: Ok, but then what if he doesn’t pay it?

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