For Today in Wait, What?- we go to New Orleans where a two year old-boy had bit of unique theme for his birthday. Now most of you parents know that kids are going to have their own thoughts on the all-important theme that they want for their b-day. You are going to have to lay down some cash for the perfect Minions, Frozen or Lego themed birthday party complete with matching cups, balloons, plates and cakes. For example when L’erin Dobra’s son Grayson turned one they had a Mickey Mouse themed party. However when he recently turned two the boy wanted his birthday party theme to be… New Orleans personal injury lawyer Morris Bart. WAIT, WHAT?
He can help with that DUI; drooling uncontrollable infants.
Mr. Bart is a real life “Saul Goodman” type character with his local commercials being a staple for many years on Louisiana televisions shouting the slogan “One Call, That’s All!” These flashy TV spots apparently appealed to young Grayson way more than Teletubbies or Dora The Explorer or whatever other seizure inducing TV show kids watch these days. His mom says;
“He’s always been very drawn to Morris Bart commercials,” she told Law Blog. “He used to watch ABC and color videos, and he used to love those. But now he wants to watch Morris Bart commercials. When they’re not on TV, he watches them on YouTube.”
If you have been hurt by a diaper rash, you may be owed MONEY.
Dobra even ordered a cake with the lawyer’s face printed on the frosting. Grandma got him a toddler sized shirt with the man’s face and someone even gave him a cardboard cutout of Morris Bart… who at this point may be the first lawyer to take out a restraining order on a toddler.
This is like House Of Cards for a two year old.
Dobra reached out to the law firm who at first thought it was a joke. While Mr. Bart himself didn’t show up to the party he did send an autographed photo, some Morris Bart keychains and a shirt with his logo. He says;
“This was an unusual request. I’m flattered by it.” Adding, “He might be a future lawyer. That could be a future competitor of mine many years down the road.”
Half a toy store in the living room, but he just wants to watch some lawyer! #kidsamIright.
The poor little guy is only two and one day he is going to look back at how weird this whole thing is (Let’s hope, or he will fondly look back at this birthday while wearing Morris Bart’s skin as a coat). People are quick to say “Aw, maybe he will grow up to be a lawyer.” When I was his age I am told I was obsessed with hubcaps and axles on cars and as an adult I don’t know how to change my own oil.
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