August 01, 2014

October 1992 - A Modest Proposal


From Faith G. Burk of Dallas (Tobolowsky & Associates), this excerpt from a deposition taken by "her beloved boss," Iral E. Tobolowsky, in a landlord/tenant case - during which Ira discovers "the perfect wife":

Q. Do you and your husband have a savings account or money market?

A. I don't know.

Q. Do you have your own checking account?

A. No, I don't.

Q. Do you write checks?

A. Yes.

Q. Do you have a joint account?

A. Yes.

Q. Do you know how much money is in that joint account?

A. No, I don't.

Q. Do you know how much money your husband makes?

A. No, I don't.

Q. Do you know what the name of your husband's company is?

A. No, I don't.

Q. Do you know how long your husband has been self-employed?

A. No, I don't know how long.

Q. How do you know if there's money in your checking account at the time you write a check?

A. My husband tells me.

Q. Do you ask your husband's permission before you write any checks?

A. Yes, I do.

Q. Will you marry me?
[Laughter]

Q. No, strike that question, okay?