Day 208, week 42: bovvered

Today, I had the joy of being against TheCreep himself.  I know I should have been on best behaviour as he does have a vote on the tenancy at the end of the day.  However, it’s abundantly clear to all of us that he is held in such little respect that a bad word from him would probably be taken positively.  Anyway, he was being so annoying today.  I had stupidly agreed to travel with him to the hearing which was in the afternoon in Ipswich.  He didn’t just badger me or go on a little bit.  He positively harangued me about the strength of my case throughout the whole journey.  In the end, I took the Catherine Tate and turned to him and said,

“Liability.  Quantum.  Generals.  Specials.  Interest…”  I paused for dramatic effect and drew breath,

“…bovvered.”

He flushed with anger.

“Well.  If that’s what you think.”  He stuttered as he tried to decide what to say.  “If that’s how seriously you take your cases…”

We travelled the rest of the way in silence after I interrupted with a final,

“Bovvered.”

The nice thing was that his anger only served to irritate the judge.  Which I have to admit got me going once more and when the judge wasn’t looking I held up a piece of paper to Creep upon which was written a single word…

You guessed it once again.

If you’re wondering, he lost.

July 25, 2007 · Tim Kevan · 9 Comments
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9 Responses

  1. BabyBFan - July 25, 2007

    But did you win?

  2. Sass - July 26, 2007

    how very childish.

  3. Sarah - July 26, 2007

    bovvered? I think I heard someone use that in court the other day. I guess if it was good enough for barrister Blair, it may be said more often in court.

  4. BabyBFan - July 26, 2007

    Oh pleasssse Sass
    To quote the intro to the blog ….
    “This is a fictional account of a pupil barrister undergoing the trials of pupillage at the English Bar. It is not based on fact.”
    Do you remember reading that bit?

  5. Legal Angel - July 26, 2007

    ha ha ha ha! I have spent the last 5 minutes wetting myself. Genius, absolute genius.

  6. ADB - July 27, 2007

    Loved the reference…

  7. Dodgy Geezer - July 27, 2007

    “Oh pleasssse Sass…
    …This is a fictional account … It is not based on fact.”
    Not only is the blog ‘not based on fact’, but, in common with advertisments, Global Warming, politician’s announcements and the entire British news industry, neither are any of the comments. Why is this so hard to understand?

  8. BabyBFan - July 27, 2007

    Geezer…. one word mate ….
    “bovvered” 😉

  9. aj - November 14, 2008

    I approve of the use of ‘bovvered” in everyday conversation