“All Rise” Means All Rise!


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Dear Secret Diary, when the judge enters and the court clerk says, “All Rise,” all rise.  I  believe this gesture of respect for judges is appropriate… on all occasions.  The other night, I was watching a crime show on TV with my wife.  The judge entered the courtroom, and the clerk said, “All rise.” I dutifully lifted my lazy butt out of my easy chair and stood up out of respect.  I motioned for my wife to get off the couch and do so as well; she refused.  Secret Diary, I thought she was more respectful.


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