Now I must admit I have a crazy obsession. An addiction, if you will. Not with any type of substance, or any type of food (although my love for Twizzlers and water could be classified as an addiction). I am addicted to Judge Judy and thanks to Youtube, I can watch her ALL THE TIME. Which I have been doing for the past month (Amanda knows). I watch an episode while I get ready in the morning. At night I turn her on and watch while I work. The weekends, don't even get me started on the weekends. Needless to say, Judy is on every second of every day at my house. She is a no nonsense gal, smart, sassy outspoken and opinionated, all of which I love. She provides swift justice to small claim cases. In the hundreds of Judge Judy episodes I have found a pattern. Most of the cases have reoccurring themes. This is what I have learned:
1. Um is never an answer. Not only does it make you look stupid, you also look like a liar.
2. Co-signing is NEVER smart idea. Not even with best friends, family or significant others because co-signing normally leads to royally effed up credit all in the hands of an angry ex or family member.
3. Loans always turn out as a "gift" to those in debt. This is the debtors slick way of getting out of paying you back. Keep note.
4. Helping a boyfriend, girlfriend or spouse out financially doesn't mean that turns into a loan after you're broken up.
5. You don't need a good memory if your telling the truth. She says this often in her cases and it's true. Liars can never keep their stories straight. Its impossible to remember all the fake details but one can never forget the truth.
6. Don't be an idiot! It's amazing how underrated common sense is. Just act in a sensible manner and you wont ever be in front of a judge, Judge Judy none the less.
So there is the lessons I learned (or more like were reiterated) by my favorite woman. I plan on never detoxing from my Judge Judy addiction.