It was a tiring day. I slept earlier than I planned to. At about 10.30 pm, i guess.
Someone calls me on my cell. Thinking it could be from parents back in Kochi, I took it and then realized it was a client call. The queries were about filing a case relating to tax in Kerala. Okay, friends, don't think that its an attitude problem because frankly, lawyers can't afford to have attitude with their clients but what do you have clients calling up when you are sleepy? Imagine how difficult it would be to relate to taxes at that point or even make sense.
Well, thankfully, years of tax practice saved me. I managed to address the queries and talked to the client properly, appreciating the fact that he believed in my expertise to sort it out. However, after the call, sleep just seemed impossible. Tossing and turning, tossing and turning, then of course, quite fuming...I didnt sleep for quite sometime.
Has this happened to you? How do you deal with it?
I guess I could have switched off the cell phone but somewhere, some one may just need my help. Knowing that, I just can't.