Boy, was I glad to get home last night and RELAX! Had an early night and feel much better now that I am rested. Isn't it strange how things feel so much worse when you're tired!
John was released with no bail - know why? THEY COULD NOT FIND A BAIL RECEIPT BOOK BETWEEN THE TWO POLICE STATIONS! Can you imagine that! Fortunately a Captain at Honeydew came out and asked Cindy why she was still battling. When she told him that they had been shunted from pillar to post and that there was no receipt book, he freaked, and signed docs for John to be released without bail as (and I quote) "That is bull sh*t - there HAS to be a receipt book!" It's such a long story and they only got home after 15h00 yesterday afternoon. Poor John looked exhausted. He had been put in a cell with 4 other men - 2 for shoplifting, 1 for having an unliscensed fire-arm and he didn't know about the other one. He says one of the worst things about it, was that he had no watch, no phone and had no idea as to what the time was. Not any of the police officers had watches either - he found that difficult.
He is appearing in court today and they will set a trial date, unless the ADT Reaction officer drops the charges in which case this horrible story will just go away. Another thing that amazes me is that they arrested him purely on the word of the reaction officer. At NO point, was he given the opportunity to give his side of the story or make a statement. That scares me!
It's just so third world! Oh well! I guess this week-end has come just in time. I have taken leave tomorrow and we are going to Durban. Alexandra has her matric farewell (Prom) and we are going to the cocktail party for parents before the dinner. Not only will we have the opportunity to share this special night with her, but it gives me a chance to see my folks! I haven't seen them in 4 months and I am looking forward to catching up. It's about a 5 hour drive, so we will leave early tomorrow morning and come home on Sunday!
Another bonus (for Philip this time!) is that his beloved Sharks are playing against The Brumbies (I THINK!) in the Super 14 rugby competition in Durban, so him, Alexandra and Stacey are going to watch the game on Saturday. I am looking forward to relaxing with Mum and having tea and tiny cakes!