October 21, 2003

Unambiguous Gestures

Reuters ran a story yesterday under the simple headline "Unbelievable." The subject of the story? A judge in France was suspended for discreetly lifting his robe and doing something that is inappropriate to do in a courtroom.

But I can't help but laugh at the phrase the reporter used to describe what he saw that tipped him off to what the judge was doing. He called them "unambiguous gestures."

It occurs to me that we should all strive to be unambiguous in our communications. But sometimes a little ambiguity might be a good thing.

(Thanks, Ryan, for the laugh)

Posted by James at October 21, 2003 12:38 PM
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Woah! What _was_ he thinking? Acutally, strike that. I don't want to know what he was thinking.


Posted by: Patti M. at October 21, 2003 1:56 PM

A friend read this story and said, "So that's why those robes are so billowy!"

Posted by: Patti M. at October 21, 2003 2:51 PM

Another friend's comment:

Is that a gavel under your robes, are you just glad to adjudicate me?

Posted by: Patti M. at October 21, 2003 4:22 PM

The plaintiff must have been hot.

Did I just say that out loud?

Posted by: Mike at October 21, 2003 4:34 PM

I think the judge was imagining that female lawyer in her legal briefs.

Posted by: James at October 21, 2003 4:38 PM

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