Sunday, 25 December 2011

Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year from the Legal Dept

Two posts from me in a day is rare but I've been saving this one up all year for you and just found it! Here's something to make you chuckle during this festive season. It's an old e-mail which annually did the rounds of law firms in Sydney at Christmas time. 
From me ("the wishor") to you ("the wishee")
Please accept without obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, politically correct, low stress, non-addictive, gender neutral, celebration of the summer solstice holiday, practised within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasions and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practise religious or secular traditions at all.
I wish you a financially successful, personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2012, but with due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures or sects, and having regard to the race, creed, colour, age, physical ability, religious faith, choice of computer platform or sexual preference of the wishee.
By accepting this greeting you are bound by these terms that: 
This greeting is subject to further clarification or withdrawal. 
This greeting is freely transferable provided that no alteration shall be made to the original greeting and that the proprietary rights of the wishor are acknowledged. 
This greeting implies no promise by the wishor to actually implement any of the wishes.
This greeting may not be enforceable in certain jurisdictions and/or the restrictions herein may not be binding upon certain wishees in certain jurisdictions and is revocable at the sole discretion of the wishor.
This greeting is warranted to perform as reasonably may be expected within the usual application of good tidings, for a period of one year or until the issuance of a subsequent holiday greeting, whichever comes first.
The wishor warrants this greeting only for the limited replacement of this wish or issuance of a new wish at the sole discretion of the wishor.
Any references in this greeting to 'the Lord', 'Father Christmas', 'Our Saviour', 'Rudolph the red nosed reindeer' or any other festive figures, whether actual or fictitious, dead or alive, shall not imply any endorsement by or from them in respect of this greeting, and all proprietary rights in any referenced third party names and images are hereby acknowledged. 
This greeting is made under Australian Law.
Merry Christmas!


  1. Ha! I remember seeing this back in the day of full time employment...and I didn't even work in law. xx

  2. Oh dear! That's exhausting! Funny though :)
    Will call you soon x

  3. :-)
    Humourous, clever and sad all at the same time.

  4. How on earth did I ever get into this profession!!! I can barely get to paragraph 2 :-)

  5. I'm hearing you, ladies. In stereo! And Mel, you've taken the words out of my mouth ☺. J x

  6. Oh you lawyers!! All those words, precisely why i did science at Uni. Hilarious, love Posie

  7. Super cute, Jane! Wishing you a wonderful new year!! XOL

  8. HAHA!!! oh my....this is sad and hilarious at the same time.

  9. Very funny...I've enjoyed reading your last few posts. The party looked wonderful, I love the cake! Hope you had a merry christmas and all the very best for the new year..Rachaelxx

  10. It's a shocker, isn't it? And to think I actually tried to read it as a lawyer when I first saw it ☺. J x

  11. Ha, ha, this IS funny!

    Here is wishing you a very happy festive season, too!

  12. So glad it made you laugh, Anna ☺. It also makes me cringe! J x

  13. Ha! Hope you had a Merry Christmas and have a fantastic new year!

  14. Thanks, Tiff. Right back at you, my friend! J x

  15. Now, I love words Jane, I really do, but this even spun my mind a bit out of control. I am glad I sat down and read it when I had time to take it all in... and being prior to midnight, I had more of a chance of that happening ;o)
    The happiest of New Year's to you my sweet friend xo

  16. Right back at you, Sweetheart! J x

  17. No worries - it actually gives me the heebies! J x


Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts, you gorgeous soul. You've just made my day! J x

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