That's funny and also sad. They need their attorneys. All they have to do is register with the drip administrator for newly issued units at the discount price instead of going to the open market to buy drip units.
They probably also get a legal opinion to go to the bathroom.
I take my distributions and then re-invest them at later dates. Usually, I wait for market corrections like the present. Not always. This account is with Scottrade and I have not checked into whether or not they participate in DRIP. It does sound like a good way to re-invest the distributions, however, I have no experience in the DRIP. My concern about DRIP's is the assumption of your money being tied up when you want to sell the units. I have heard that companies take several weeks to approve your transactions at sale. Anyone's comments are welcome.