Today I have been mostly... sitting about doing hee-haw
I had quite a lot of time to think about what to blog tonight, and there is a reason for that. I was cited for court today and of course I dutifully turned up bang on the time it stated on my citation; So I dragged my weary bones out of bed and sat in the witness room as I waited for the wheels of justice to turn. The wheels of justice in Metropolis are particularly rusty ones that haven't been oiled in quite sometime though, it would seem. So up until lunchtime I sat without the case being called. Lunchtime came and went (soup) and so into the afternoon, still sitting on my ever numbing arse was I. The afternoon fairly whizzed by as I read the 5 year old magazines provided by the court to pass the time. And so it came to 5pm and I was informed that the case had been adjourned. Oh deep joy I thought. What a complete and utter waste of a day- not just for me but also for the other half dozen witnesses who will have had to book time off work to attend the great watching paint dry competition that is wating to give evidence. If only this was an isolated or infrequent case.... imagine all of the man/woman hours that operational officers spend sitting about in witness rooms needlesly throughout courts in Scotland. And this is a short time after the revolution in the court system that was the Bonhomie recommendations. Anyway, at least it gave me something to moan about!!!