wings and things


on February 21, 2014

Ming and I were in court again today but, due to a glitch in communication between the police and our lawyer, his case has once again been adjourned – for another three weeks.

I thought today was the day Ming would finally plead guilty so I was a bit agitated as we waited in the waiting room with a fascinating assortment of other criminals. Ming was dressed in a white, collared shirt and black pants (not jeans) but, on the way into town this morning, the button on his pants popped off so, not being the type to have a sewing kit in the car, I just told him to make sure the zip was up when he faced the magistrate but not to fiddle with it too much because that might look a bit odd. This was made a bit difficult by the fact that his shirt had to be tucked in at our lawyer’s advice.

It was weird to be sitting and waiting, more worried about Ming’s pants than the outcome, and my recent hand condition (the pompholyx I wrote about awhile back, which has come back again), started to erupt in front of my eyes. It was like a scene from a science-fiction movie!

All of the little blisters on my hands started to join each other until, one after another, big blisters formed – between my fingers, on the palms of my hands and on my wrists. Okay – gross-out alert here – then, as I rubbed my itchy hands together nervously, all of the blisters started to burst and leak, then re-form, again and again. Ming was so disgusted and concerned by my leaking hands that he, too, lost focus on the court case. This was our conversation before the hearing:

Ming: Will you stop rubbing your hands, Mum!
Me: Look at this blister! OMG it just appeared, Ming!
Ming: Don’t touch it, Mum. Oh please – I am going to vomit!
Me: Your zip is down again.
Ming: What? Oh, okay, don’t worry, I will pull it up again when I stand up.
Me: There’s the lawyer Ming!
Ming: Don’t shake his hand, Mum, please!
Me: Don’t show him your zip, Ming, please!

Lawyer: Hello, you two.
Ming: Hello (stands up awkwardly to shake lawyer’s hand whilst surreptitiously pulling up his zip).
Me: Hello (sitting down with my hands in my pockets but with a big grin on my face to make up for not shaking his hand).
Lawyer: It could be another adjournment.

He was right!

[Note: I am taking off tonight to spend time with friends at a chalet nearby so will catch up with other people’s blogs on Monday – in meantime have a great weekend!]

63 responses to “Adjournment

  1. so funny πŸ™‚ , but then stupid adjournment!!

  2. Oh dear! How funny and how frustrating at the same time. At least now you have a chance to fix Ming’s trousers (and pack a sewing kit in your bag…).

    Is your hand problem caused by stress?

    Have a wonderful weekend.

  3. Maybe it’s a good thing it was adjourned as I can only see slapstick comedy in what you describe!

  4. susanpoozan says:

    Your poor hands, lots of sympathy.

  5. go to an emergency room or doctor or something–your hand outbreak is terrifying me

  6. What a time you had… Without sounding too profound … Sometimes what seems like a fiasco and now needing more time to be left ‘waiting’ it could be a blessing in disguise… Going in to the court with what had occurred would automatically have been difficult… I believe…. Hope the next three weeks passes quickly… I’ll be ‘thinking’ and ‘praying’… Diane

  7. You certainly manage to find the humor in every situation. Have a great weekend!

  8. bulldog says:

    Have a great weekend… can he not plea bargain with the prosecutor..??

    • jmgoyder says:

      I think that’s what is going on – lawyer is trying to convince police to downgrade charge of dangerous to careless driving but still waiting for police to respond. That’s what I thought was going to unfold on Friday. They say patience is a virtue – haha!

  9. niasunset says:

    Oh dear, it was funny, but seems that another stressful waiting for court again. Have a nice weekend, with my love, nia

  10. Not at all a funny situation, but I couldn’t help smiling as you recounted your few minutes in court. It sounded like a comedy skit. πŸ™‚ Maybe next time, you should wear gloves, and carry a needle and thread in your bag. Enjoy the break with your friends, Julie. xx

  11. This could have been right out of a sitcom, I’m sorry about the adjournment in only that it prolongs the stress for you and Ming. I hope that you have the best time with your friends, you definitely deserve it. Hugs Jules

  12. Enjoy your time away!
    Diana xo

  13. That is what I was going to ask…stress causing the blistering. Ah what our bodies do to us when we least expect or need it to do. I sincerely hope your day gets better and Ming learns to sew…LOL have a blessed beautiful day Julie πŸ™‚

  14. LOL — your story made me laugh out loud! So sorry for the adjournment, your itchy hands and the wait again. So grateful you have a weekend to relax! Enjoy.

  15. cecilia says:

    Horror movie indeed, next time you two go to court you will be carrying your gloves and a spare pair of pants for Ming!.. you so need that break!. c

  16. lensgirl53 says:

    Mercy…are you sure you are not really in the USA??? I hear that our system is much the same way with the adjournments and such. So frustrating for you and Ming…and the button and the blisters….I smile but only because you write with more wit than anger….sending some Brandon bear hugs to keep you calm….I hope you have the much needed fun with your friends at the chalet. xo,….dale

  17. Rhonda says:

    Not fair making us chuckle in this situation…but rofl. Do you have calamine lotion or something you can put on your hands? Sounds like Poison Ivy or Poison Oak. I know you said what it was, but I’ve never heard of that…maybe it’s the same thing? Anyway, bless you Jules and hope you get some relief soon. Boo on the continuation of Ming’s case. Enjoy your visit…a LOT

  18. tersiaburger says:

    Hope you have a stress free weekend!! Much love!

  19. tootlepedal says:

    Smiling through the tears as they say. I hope things calm down enough to let your hands get better.

  20. ksbeth says:

    well, i am sorry for further delay, but your story was hilarious. enjoy your weekend to the fullest.

  21. elizabeth says:

    All in God’s time Jules. Keep trusting. πŸ™‚

  22. Sometimes distractions are a good thing – kind of? Hugs.

  23. So sorry for your stress, but it certainly does make for quite a tale after the fact!

  24. FlaHam says:

    Julie, I believe they call the type of worrying you did as transferrence. You worry about one thing so you don’t worry about another. But having said that, I would have loved to been the fly on the wall during these Mom / Son conversations. THey would be worth the price of admission. All kidding aside, it really sounds like both you and Ming are holding up well. That is important, please continue. Also take care, and know we are all pulling for Ming. Bill

  25. Judith Post says:

    The waiting would drive me nuts! I hate waiting. No wonder your hands are breaking out in blisters–all the stress. Hope you can forget it for a few hours tonight and enjoy yourself.

  26. Lynda says:

    I’ll bet if you didn’t have the “p” condition, that you would have just had the normal and expected sweaty palms in court. Oh dear. It is just so frustrating; all of it. Julie, I hope your weekend was restful and fun!

  27. diannegray says:

    Oh dear – this was funny and stressful at the same time. Best of luck (damn adjournment!).

  28. Sorry your hands continue to trouble you. What an awful condition! I sounds painful. Sorry too about the postponement. It’s the waiting that is always so hard. Thinking of you.

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