You can look up my previous posts about SIL1, but suffice to say she's in her mid-forties and has the decision-making skills of someone a third her age. Anyway, she and her newest boyfriend got thrown in jail last night. They went out and got drunk, then started a fistfight with each other while in the car driving home. Luckily they didn't hurt anyone but each other. I can't even wrap my brain around the contortions required to give your partner a black eye while you're driving. Anyway, Boyfriend violated his parole for assaulting SIL1 and drinking, and SIL1 now has her second drunk driving arrest. Hopefully Boyfriend will be back in jail for months instead of days (giving SIL1 time to move on to another loser who will mooch off her, I guess).
Honestly, SIL1 is a brain hurt all to herself.
This reminds me of my own brain hurty moment.
I was in traffic court last week and got to hear lots of cases go up before i was called. The way this court worked was that the first person would be called up, and while they are talking to the judge the next would be called, and they would sit on a chair near the bench. Once person one was leaving, person 2 stepped up and while they were talking person 3 would be set up. It made things go smoother. So it went a little something like this:
Bailiff: John Doe - step up please
Judge: (looks at license) What's your name?
Bailiff: Natasha Bonaparte (distinctive name is important)
Judge: "legal stuff" You are also charged with violating a restraining order against Natasha Bonaparte. Your license is currently suspended
Bailiff starts looking from John to Natasha.
John: yes sir - I am not driving - I got a ride here.
Judge: I need to understand what is happening here. Why were you in the passenger seat of Natasha's car
John: She picked me up
Bailiff goes over to talk to Natasha
Judge: She picked you up?
John: Yes sir.
Judge: more legal talk
Bailiff leans over and says something to the judge.
Judge looks over - "Are you the Natasha Bonaparte referenced?"
She gets invited over and they talk.
I am sure you can imagine the muted giggling in the galley as we realized the names coincided.
Also - if you are not sure what bail is for asking is a good idea. But once it is explained that it is to ensure you show up at the trial it really isn't a good idea to ask what happens to it if you don't show up for trial. And don't ask a second and third time if the Judge just keeps repeating that you need to show up for trial. The judge did say the money would be lost if he didn't show up but you could tell he was thinking about making it higher.