I have to go to Salinas today for a deposition I really do not want to defend, but the client asked me to be there. Pumpkin does not approve.

My team made a pretty big mistake on this case (nothing that can’t be fixed) which also annoyed me. I gave big raises last year, with a challenge to them to step to the next level of responsibility. Don’t get me wrong, they are an excellent group, but they dropped the ball on this one. I am just annoyed about it today, and I really hate the lawyer on the other side of this case. This is the stuff I want to phase out of.