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‘Tis the season for the writ server to be quite busy. The silly season is bringing increasing work for the court marshals as lawsuits are flying back and forth. The case load started a while ago but apparently the momentum has picked up following mass meetings and mass canvassing in recent times. Observers say that oftentimes the platform had not even been dismantled before opposers were consulting with their lawyers. The writ servers are expected to turn up at a short man’s place of business on behalf of two of his opposers whom he challenged recently. He was absent from a very important place in The City last week and so avoided any confrontation but the wounded two are saying it was a low blow and they intend to share some lashes. But word is that the absentee might have been away consulting with his own lawyers as he too intended to action one of their colleagues. After the fierce verbal battle on the financial fortunes of the country, the guru is hoping to come into a windfall of his own. He is suing over a figure that has nothing to do with money. However, if he is successful, the income could secure his retirement in case the outcome of a certain pending event is not in his favour and he ends up among the touted jobless numbers. Surprise visit You could have heard a pin drop when a certain legal activist made a house call last week. Dissatisfied with the pace of a particular settlement, counsel wanted to hear from the horse’s mouth so he, so to speak, took the bull by the horns. His sudden appearance in the dining room with a seat next to the host startled some of the diners. Since the legal beagle’s case has created public spectacles all ears were pricked. Two diners in particular were seen straining their ears to hear what the host was telling the legal rep when he leaned over to him. The legal rep left smiling, but the other two diners with an interest in the matter had frowns on their faces. It would appear that instead of helping every last plaintiff the two were more concerned about what’s in it for them. Fall from grace The resounding “no” could be heard all across Barbados recently when a former deputy approached her boss with a heartfelt request. She wanted to use a one-time kingmaker as part of the strategy for an upcoming islandwide event. But her boss said no way would he pay such a person who, about five years ago, as part of his rival’s camp blasted him up and down Barbados. It appears that the once influential man is not wanted in his former camp and it goes double for the leader of the opposing camp. Pundits are saying it is a mighty long fall for the man who now finds himself on the outside looking in.