Friday, March 30, 2007

We Apologise For The Interruption In Service!!!

Well peeps I apologise for the delay. It has been a somewhat hectic month to say the least. I have been 'acting up' in a new post at work. This has required a mammoth amount of my time and I needed to hit the ground running so to speak. It also dictated that I have my wits fully about me and unfortunately for my blog... not else where!

In other news I have decided to apply to do extra training at work and take my degree, a couple of minor points to bear in mind here, my employer being the normal government sort likes to extract as much blood from this stone as possible and so they expect us to complete our degree in two years as opposed to the normal three. We are also expected to work at the same time, part time granted, whoopee, but still it will be an action packed ride for 24 months. There are no guarantees of my getting on it though I'm still at the application stage and there are only thirty odd places and a couple of thousand applicants!! Watch this space.

I shall be doing my civic duty from next week for a fortnight, I'm on jury service. Which idiot decided that everyone has to do it now, no exemptions anymore, even judges can be called up!! Who in their right mind is going to want someone who works in law enforcement on their jury, even worse who is going to want someone who may well know the person in the dock and their previous history. I can just imagine it now;

"How do you plead?"

"Not guilty your honour, I was at home with the missus," replies the defendant

"Huh right, just like you were innocent the seventeen occasions before!" comes the small voice from the jury section.

Hopefully they will send me away, I know of at least two of my dear little chaps who are due before the bench over the next couple of weeks, so that's two trials I'm barred from. For those of you who have never served on a jury before, it isn't remotely interesting. Most of the time is spent sitting around waiting, if you do get onto a jury it is normally adjourned for some legal wrangle or thrown out because of incorrect procedure.

I'm driving up to Scotland this evening, his Lordship and I are going to visit his sister. It should be a nice break, but before then I have to tie up loose ends at work, it's 5.30am and I need to hit the road for another fun packed day with the morally challenged. So once again apologies for the interruption in bringing you this blog, hopefully things will settle down again soon.
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