Sunday, January 23, 2005

Apocrypha (3)

When fining someone we are obliged to look into their finances to ensure that the fine is fair. This can be a rough-and-ready process at times as we don't have the staff resources to check information.

I asked a young black lad what he had to live on: "Nothing".

Where did he live? "With me Mum"

So she feeds you then? "Yeah"

I suppose she gives you some money to go out on Fridays? "Yeah"

Do you smoke? "No - only cigarettes"

I am not sure that he understood why everyone in the courtroom doubled up laughing.

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