Tuesday, November 3, 2009


George is in his car outside the Court of Justice. Lynne comes out and George asks her how Sharon's court case went. Lynne explains that it was all a misunderstanding. Whilst getting into the car, she continues that Sharon was told to stock take on her first day at the shoe shop. Lynne explain that she did, but now people are happy that she returned the 20 pairs of shoes she took.

Are these courts different to the Law Courts we saw previously? Who decides whether a case goes to the law courts or the Courts of Justice? It would be assumed that the bigger cases go to the Courts of Justice as it has a more impressive name. However this case seems to be a simple case of shoplifting whereas the unknown case that went to the law courts was described by George as an important case. Maybe he was being sarcastic to Lynne's friend then. It can't have been that important as Lynne didn't even go into the courts on the previous case whereas for this one she has been in there all day as support to Sharon.

Does anyone say 'How went'? Perhaps George is actually from the upper class and has eschewed his heritage for a life with Lynne. He is the Edward VII of Wimbledon. Sort of.

I don't suppose the judge in this case could have been very happy. He must have been quite annoyed that this case had got all the way to court before the misunderstanding had been uncovered. Surely this could have been sorted out before any formal charges were pressed. How many times did they ask Sharon to return the shoes before she was arrested? Wasting police time would have been a more appropriate charge. Finally, this Sharon must be pretty stupid. You can understand if she didn't know what a stock take was if she had never worked in retail before, but did she really think that she was allowed to take 20 pairs of shoes home on her first day? And what was the manager doing when this woman was walking out the shop with 20 boxes of shoes? Please don't tell me he let a woman with no formal retail experience lock up the shop on her first day. That is the real crime here.


  1. It was good of Lynne to support Sharon during her trial. Perhaps she was due to appear as a character witness. However, she could have worn clothes more appropriate for such a formal occasion.

    It's also odd that George starts speaking to Lynne before she has even got back to the car. He must have been speaking very loudly or even shouting for her to have heard him.

  2. But, let's be positive. No half-hour pauses in the conversation from Lynne!
    Way to go Lynne!

  3. It was Edward VIII who eschewed his heritage. However Edward VII would doubtless have been delighted with Lynne's company during his rakish days as Prince of Wales.