Because he asked so few questions of the other witnesses, he was unable to ask many questions of his own witness. You're supposed to "put your case" to the other side's witnesses so they have a chance to respond. But because he didn't do that, he couldn't elicit his own client's case.
Then he's making weird objections. His opponent was calling his client a liar and he stood up and said, "You can't say that. It's rude." There's no legal basis for that and witnesses get called liars all the time. Indeed, there's a professional obligation to state as such, if that's your case.
I suspect that this was his first case. But also he seemed to have a serious mental disorder. I felt bad for him because there's absolutely no way he'll be able to do that job. It was really uncomfortable. If I was his client, I'd be going nuts. He just blew £35,000 due to his lawyer's incompetence. Not to mention he actually paid this lawyer money to represent him and he did such a terrible job.
Anyway, Slime Time. They were watches in the 80s. You can buy one here for $75.
Here's the commercial:
I thought that they did something but...no. They're just watches with a rubber bat or snake or frog cover.
They were popular for a brief time, though. 1987, I guess.
It's amazing. It's just a watch. Imagine today kids clamoring for a watch. And especially a cheap, digital watch.
Anyway, maybe I was slightly outside of the age demographic for this product but there was one classmate who enjoyed Slime Time. He was the biggest nerd in our class. The guy who I got in a fight with and ended it with one punch to the gut.
This was probably the sixth grade. Start of the year, I guess. We were discussing the school dress code. This nerd raised his hand and said, "Can we wear Slime Time?" The teachers didn't know what that was. So he started to describe it. "It's a watch and it has like a rubber frog or bat on it." No. No, you can't wear those. It's against the dress code.
Had he just shut up and wore the watch to school, nobody would have cared. Or maybe they would have and asked him to put the watch away and not wear it again. But asking the question, "Can we wear Slime Time?" Of course that's going to be answered in the negative.
But me and my friend made him fun of him after that. We obviously thought that Slime Time was too childish for a sixth grader. We were probably right. Something like that...even fourth graders might be too old for that. It's a rubber frog on a watch. Who's going to wear that and not look like an idiot?
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