Friday, November 12, 2010

"Here, You Look Like You Need Some Chocolate!"

"Here, you look like you need some chocolate!" That's just a friendly offer of a piece of candy.  Freedman v. D.C. Dept. Human Rights, D.C.C.A. no. 96-CV-961 (Sept. 1, 1998).


And this, my friends, is just a beer bottle -- nothing more.

5 comments:

Gary Freedman said...

During the summer of 1991 my supervisor offered me a piece of chocolate with the odd comment, "Here, you look like you need some chocolate." see record on appeal, Freedman v. D.C. Dept. Human Rights, D.C.C.A. no. 96-CV-961 (Sept. 1991).

I thought the comment was a sexual double entendre.

Gary Freedman said...

The Candy Shop by 50 Cent:



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZKBa6bvUjo

Gary Freedman said...

The word "chocolate" as a sexual double entendre:



http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=chocolate+lollipop

Gary Freedman said...

On the legal relevance of my supervisor's comment, "Here, you look like you need some chocolate."

See Monge v. Superior Court (Crown Gibralter Graphic Center, Inc.), 176 Cal. App. 3d 503 (1986).  I cited Monge in COMPLAINANT'S REPLY TO RESPONDENT'S RESPONSE TO INTERROGATORIES AND DOCUMENT REQUEST that I filed with the D.C. Department of Human Rights in January 1993.

Gary Freedman said...

See the following blog post for a discussion of the context of my supervisor's statement, "Here, you look like you need some chocolate."


http://dailstrug.blogspot.com/2010/03/social-security-document-submission_16.html

"One morning during the summer of 1991 employees made repeated references that seemed to relate to legal assistant Jesse Raben, with whom I had been somewhat friendly, and who had left the firm in the spring of 1990 to attend law school. I inferred that perhaps Jesse had had some communication with a firm employee and had referred to me in the communication. Upon returning to the office from lunch that afternoon, Chris Robertson offered me a piece of chocolate, with the peculiar statement, “Here, you look like you need some chocolate.” The statement could perhaps be interpreted as a reference to anal intercourse. Ms. Robertson’s statement was strangely reminiscent of my written message to [legal assistant coordinator] J.D. Neary in early August 1989 (“I could use all the 'coordinating' I can get.”) and J.D.'s written response dated August 7, 1989, “If you ever need any ‘coordinating’ don’t hesitate to call me” (see paragraph 26)."