The Retirement Thread

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Dirk, 6 Apr 2017.

  1. Drago

    Drago Guru

    Location:
    Poshamptonshire.
    It's raining so heavily I donned my waterproof SAR gear to walk the dog.
     
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  2. Paulus

    Paulus Getting older by the minute

    Location:
    Barnet,
    Morning all, wet and windy here this morning .after a breakfast of fruit and Greek yoghurt I shall be out with the dog for a couple of hours and then I am meeting my son in the local burrito shack for lunch. Then maybe a couple of pints whilst waiting for the weather to die down.
    I was going to put a new layer of felt on the shed roof as the summer temperatures seem to of made the felt permeable and the shed has small puddles forming. There are no rips or tares visible. But that will now be a job for tomorrow.
     
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  3. Paulus

    Paulus Getting older by the minute

    Location:
    Barnet,
    On a different note, has anyone else here ever done jury service? I got called some months ago and have to be at the Royal Courts of justice in the Strand on Monday morning. I'm looking forward to it.
     
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  4. welsh dragon

    welsh dragon a permanent vacancy now exists


    I did it years ago in Birmingham. Quite boring, interspersed with interest when i was called into a case. Aother boring time spent doing nothing after the case, then another short case. I spent more time in a room with a lot of other people doing nothing. Might be ok if you have an interesting case.
     
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  5. roadrash

    roadrash cycle chatterer

    very wet and very windy , I fear wigan pier may be submerged :surrender:
     
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  6. PaulSB

    PaulSB Guru

    Good Morning. Very windy here but little rain. The high winds (40+) we had forecast at 10.00 are now not due till 18.00 but lasting till Saturday evening. It's going to pee down as well. :angry:

    My garage roof is leaking. That's a big problem as it's slate and I can only get up there in the dry.
     
  7. PaulSB

    PaulSB Guru

    I did about four years ago. I found it very interesting though there is a lot of hanging about. Take a good book. I was surprised by how many cases, 80% of those I was called for, involved sexual exploitation of young people. All girls.

    You will be instructed not to discuss ongoing cases with anyone. One evening my wife asked about a case - it was a two day one. I refused to say and she got quite cross with me. The following day I told her about the case and her immediate reaction was "guilty." Which left me then to explain that was why I didn't speak about it before as she would unwittingly have influenced my view. The guy was actually clearly guilty but there was no evidence.

    It's a hard job and depending on the make of the jury you may get some surprises.
     
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  8. dave r

    dave r The Little Diesel

    Location:
    Holbrooks Coventry
    Warm wet and windy in Coventry as well, good morning folks, Friday already! The shopping and chores day has come round again.
     
  9. GM

    GM Guru

    Location:
    North of the river
    Morning all. Yeah, wet and windy here. Went to the cinema yesterday evening with my brother who stayed over night to see 'A star is born', not bad 7/10.

    I'd like to do jury service. In my working days, if I was ever working near the Old Bailey I would go to the visitors gallery in my lunch break, always found it interesting.
     
  10. OP
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    Dirk

    Dirk If 6 Was 9

    Location:
    Devon's Gold Coast
    Were his eyes too close together? :laugh:
     
  11. welsh dragon

    welsh dragon a permanent vacancy now exists


    Are you taking the p***? Having eyes that are too close together clearly means a person is guilty. It is a well known fact. :laugh:
     
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    Dirk

    Dirk If 6 Was 9

    Location:
    Devon's Gold Coast
    I bet he was a bit 'shifty' as well. :laugh:
     
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  13. welsh dragon

    welsh dragon a permanent vacancy now exists


    Of course. Being shifty is the nail in the coffin. :laugh:
     
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  14. OP
    OP
    Dirk

    Dirk If 6 Was 9

    Location:
    Devon's Gold Coast
    Judge Jeffery's got nothing on us! :laugh:
     
  15. PaulSB

    PaulSB Guru

    Yep!!! :laugh::laugh::laugh:
     
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