The trip to court was maximum comfy, because the train was an hour late, I was moved from a seat to a bed, so I had an easy time getting to sleep, the moving train and slight sound of pounding rain made the experience perfect. When I arrived, it was later than scheduled, so I had to run to my solicitors office and then back to the train once I realised I’d forgotten my phone. I had a bit of banter with the train attendant, I said I forgot my phone, he asked why I did that and then I replied “because I’m an idiot”.
The meeting with my solicitor went well, turns out the prosecution have finally shared the “evidence” they’ve gathered, it’s 453 pages of desperation, over half of it is just this blog and even the comments. My solicitor suspected the prosecution would try to call the trial in 4 days so we’d ask for it to be adjured to give him time to look it over.
I killed an hour in Waterstones, looked at manga and considered buying DC comics playing cards and Dragonball manga. Back at the court house, the Romanian/Bulgarian working there was rude again but this time I gave him some sass back and reminded him how powerless he was. I played Yokai watch while waiting to be called into court, I took a trip to the bathroom too, when asking for the location the male receptionist was thrown by my use of the word “bathroom” and I had to clarify that I meant toilet, when leaving he muttered “toilet” and laughed.
When I was called into court, I wasn’t sure where to sit, normally I’d go straight into the dock but there were people sitting there, I sat there anyway even though those in the gallery and the accused I sat with were telling me sit somewhere else, they pointed to a specific seat. I moved when I court worker person advised me.
I was soon enough called to the dock, my solicitor asked for the trial to be adjured, the prosecution agreed, they said they had 20 devices to investigate (they previously thought it was 15), mentioned the cybercrime guy tasked to my case was on leave for 2 weeks and he estimated it would take 2/3 days to investigate my stuff (that’s what I heard). They agreed the case should be adjured. I guess the 453 pages of crap is just a tactic on their part to confuse and buy time. At this point I started whispering my solicitors name, I wanted him to ask I be excused from future intermediate diets, I did eventually get his attention even though I got his name wrong (he’s part of a two man team), the court worker from earlier was the one who got his attention for me. He swiftly asked I be excused since I live so far away and it was accepted.
I then left after hearing the trial diet would be July and the actual trial August.
I spent an hour in the city before leaving, I ate McDonald’s for breakfast and bought 2 shirts and buffalo shirt and black stretch slim fit jeans, I couldn’t find size 30 waist so settled for 28 waist and 30 leg. Near £30 spent and on the long trip home I played Yokai Watch again. The only notable sights were, a hon, an incestuous father and daughter (she rubbed her foot against his groin) and 3 pakis with similar haircuts and beards taking about football, seemed like nice guys though. Felt bad for the hon, someone moved away from her after sitting next to her initially.
Ate poorly at home.