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  • ... who it was that thought capitals in a legal document would make people more inclined to read it.

    I tend to skip over those sections because they're so bloody hard on the eyes.

    Why do they do it?
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      ---ict / Spoon
    • At a past job, one day the Chief Incompetent was writing up a new contract for future clients to sign, as part of their deal with the company. Besides HAVING PARAGRAPHS in allcaps, he'd also write "seventy (70)" instead of just "70". I asked him why he was going these things, and he said "isn't that just the way it's always been done?".

      So apparently, people have weird (bad-weird) attitudes toward the law; weird pseudo-religious deference and distance and general ceremonialism of unknowing.

      Another case in point: When a distant relative of mine died, everyone in the family got copies of various relevent legal documents in the mail. So I sat and read them. When I mentioned this to others, they were astonished. They had always just assumed that anything from a lawyer is no more intelligible than microfiche in cuneiform.

      I've decided that if I ever become a sociopath, I can be a serial killer, [suck.com] and if that gets dull and/or too messy, I can go whole hog and become a lawyer.