Carmel is the latest talent to join the Law Offices of Torres & Haroldson. She, too, is a paralegal and joins Angie in our “Power” room greeting everyone who comes in through the doors or calls on the phone. More importantly, she signed on to take over the role of wrangling Peter and Autumn.
Carmel’s first legal experience was working for an insurance litigation firm in 2009. Since then, she has taken time to grow her family, raise her children, and further her education. In June 2022, she graduated with an Associates in Applied Arts as Legal Administrative Assistant. She comes to us most recently having worked for an estate planning firm. When Carmel is not working, she lives in Enumclaw with her three children. She enjoys painting, spending time outdoors with her children, and reading.
Serious Q & A
We sat down with Carmel to see if we could dig deeper and get to know her a
little better. Here’s what we found out. . . .
Q: On average, how many times a week do you hurt herself trying to dance in the shower?
A: Usually zero, thankfully.
Q: What’s the most money you’ve ever drunkenly spent at McDonald’s?
A: A chicken sandwich and some fries worth.
Q: On a scale of 1 to 10, how intolerable do you find baby pictures on Facebook?
A: 10 – babies make me smile. You can’t hear them cry through photos!
Q: How many bowls of cereal do you eat every single day and why aren’t you eating more?
A: I really like granola. And eating more is a smart idea.
Q: Who would you let punch you directly in the face?
A: Ehh – I’m going to pass on the punch.
Q: How many days have you gone without showering?
A: Around 4 during camping. I really missed showers!
Q: How old were you when you realized Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny probably never actually new one another in real life?
A: I never believed in either, so I doubt they hung out.
Q: Can you fit your whole fist in your mouth?
A: I hope not.
Q: What’s your favorite flavor of Skittle?
Q: How many sandwiches have you eaten off the floor?
A: Maybe that one I drunkenly bought from McDonalds?
Q: How many bottles of wine have you finished without ever actually pouring any of the wine into a glass?
A: Do mugs count as a “glass”?
Q: Who was your favorite Power Ranger?
A: The yellow one.
Q: What did you do the night Whitney Houston died?
A: Something uneventful most likely.
Q: How many donuts are you capable of eating in one sitting?
A: Two large, three small.
Q: Who was your favorite Spice Girl?
A: Sporty or Ginger.
Q: How violently did you have to fight the urge to scream when you hear the ice cream truck coming?
A: I have to remind my kids to fight the urge!
Q: Say there’s like a whole box of Teddy Grahams in a room all by themselves. Say I left them there and told you not to eat any until I got back. How long would it take you to disobey my wishes?
A: I would never disobey!
Q: How many Taylor Swift songs do you actually listen to every single day?
Q: How long after you feel full do you keep eating for?
A: I usually stop.
Q: How many hours after getting paid does it take you to spend your entire pay check?
A: Never gone in hours – days, maybe.
Q: Do you agree that Harry Potter was a huge a-hole and probably the least exciting character in the entire series?
A: That hadn’t occurred to me until now. I suppose it’s possible.
Q: How many people do you fall in love with every day?
A: Same one person. So boring!
Q: How many friendships have you ruined because you refused to play a game of Monopoly mercifully?
A: I’m sure I upset my sister growing up. We’d always play when the power went out or on holidays and my luck annoyed her.
Q: What do you do when a baby just stares at you in public? Like, doesn’t even blink, just maintains intense, aggressive eye contact with their baby face. What do you do? WHAT DO YOU DO IN THIS SITUATION?
A: Smile, make faces and try not to act terrified!
Q: What is your favorite kind of cookie?
A: Peanut Butter.
Q: How long do you wait after finishing your first plate of food before getting a second plate of food?
A: Once I’ve finished my first one!
Q: When you’re at a buffet, how many trays of food do you start off with?
Q: What’s the weirdest place you’ve ever unintentionally vomited?
A: My friend’s hallway.
Q: What’s the weirdest place you’ve ever intentionally vomited?
A: A plastic bag.
Q: If I gave you $10 bucks to go buy me chocolate milk, and it only cost $3, would you bring me all the change or would you tell me it was actually $10? Because I’ll know. I’ll know chocolate mile doesn’t cost that much.
A: You’ll get the change back.
Q: How many seconds would it take you to eat this entire block of cheese?
A: No thanks!
Q: Have you ever found the image of a biblical figure on a piece of toast?
A: Not yet!
Q: How long does it take you to scroll through Facebook before giving up?
A: Less than 5 minutes.
Q: Who do you just hate the most?
Q: Do you think Zac Efron is really nice in real life or does he just walk around with his abs out telling people to go fetch him vegetables?
A: I kinda know who that is, but not enough to pass judgment.
Q: What’s your favorite thing to order from the Olive Garden?
A: Never ending pasta bowl!
Q: How many times does it take for you to listen to a song that you love before you actually hate it instead?
A: Nope – that doesn’t happen.
Q: Do you ever stop and think about the number of soiled diapers in the world? Like. Whoa. Am I right?
A: I have. Landfills freak me out.
Q: Have you ever started petting a really fluffy dog and just gotten very overwhelmed by how fluffy this dog is?
Q: Finally, and this one is important, so please pay attention. What do you think cats dream about?
A: Eating mice and torturing their humans.
And, there you have it everyone. Now, we all know Carmel just a little bit better! In all seriousness, we at Torres & Haroldson are lucky to have her and enjoy her being part of our team.