Judge: Ok, what’s this about?
Me: Your Honor, I served the corporation with a summons, they failed to answer, and I’d now like an order entered against them.
Judge: (turning to opposing counsel) And your response?
Opposing counsel: Your Honor, I don’t think my client was properly served with a summons, so I don’t think there—
Me: Here’s proof of the summons being served.
Opposing counsel: Well, ok, but my client was served and he’s just an agent of the corporation.
Judge: Well, as an agent of the corporation, he represents the corporation.
Opposing counsel: Ok, but I’m still not sure about that. I mean, I represent the individual, not the corporation.
Judge: Would you like me to pull you aside and explain it to you?
Courtroom: … (crickets) (guy coughs)
Opposing counsel: (turning beet red) N-no, that won’t be necessary. He he! (nervous laugh)
Judge: Well alright then.