I was actually subpoenaed today! All part of the ongoing feud between Chuck and his ex-girlfriend, Marianne. Ana, the receptionist, buzzed me at about 1 PM and told me there was someone to see me. That usually only happens when someone has made an appointment, so I jokingly asked her, "Oh, yeah? Is it someone I like?" She laughed and said, "No!"
It reminds me of the time a guy showed up on April Fool's Day and told me he was with the FBI and needed to question me about a student. I laughed my butt off until he took out a big-ass badge... This guy had an unnaturally large head on a narrow set of shoulders. He was with a detective agency. I have never flirted with anyone from a detective agency before.
The subpoena is rather interesting. It has language such as, "You are commanded..." I'm curious about what it is like to be deposed, since I have never done it before.
Do I dress up?
Do I take our lawyer with me? Will he have time to go out for a sandwich afterward?
Do I get to give torrid details about our sex life? Will I get to spew legal jargon? "That's overbroad! Your honor, may I approach? Overruled!"