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How has a mobile phone wrecked your life?

(, Thu 30 Jul 2009, 12:14)
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Judges haaaaate mobile phones going off in their court
In my division there was one particular judge who would go completely MENTAL if a phone went off in his court subjecting the poor unfortunate to a barrage of abuse/ threats of summary conviction for contempt etc. He retired a few years ago and was presiding in what was to be his last day in motion court.

Halfway through the roll - a phone goes off (that really annoying nokia tone on ascend) - there is a collective intake of breath and EVERYONE get's this "who farted?" look on their faces... the look of fury on his face was intense until he realised that it was coming from his own pocket - one of the other judges, a noted practical joker, had slipped it into his pocket just before he went into court... oh the fun we have...
(, Wed 5 Aug 2009, 11:34, 2 replies)
Great stuff!
I worked in the courts for a while and would always warn defendants and their families to switch phones off. Occasionally one'd go off anyway and I'd bundle the culprit out before the Magistrates could start on them. Reckon I saved a few people a lot of trouble!
(, Wed 5 Aug 2009, 12:59, closed)
new fangled technology confuses crusty judge...
bless him he didn't know how to switch it off and had to hand it to his registrar with a terse "silence this please" - heh - he did see the funny side though
(, Wed 5 Aug 2009, 17:36, closed)

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