Monday, January 21, 2013

A (not so) wonderful day

Ever have one of those days where everything just goes according to plan, good results at every turn, and nothing unexpected ever happens?

As a general rule, I don't, but for just a moment thought I was having one.

Of course, I was wrong.

It all started out promisingly enough. I had just interviewed the claimants in an insurance investigation regarding their stolen (and subsequently recovered) vehicle. I had conducted some area enquiries and found an informant who fingered his neighbour as the culprit.

"I don't want to be a nark but he came over about a month ago boasting how he'd done it."

Well, that's a good result! However, there are some questions regarding the reliability and motivation of the informant as other neighbours have pointed the finger directly at him as being a bit of a bad egg responsible for his fair share of grief in the area. 

Then I went for a long drive in the country where I conducted some tracing enquiries regarding a Person of Interest (he no longer resided in this small rural town but his former landlord provided a lead as to his current whereabouts) before travelling to another rural location to serve a set of documents.

Then I returned to Bad City and serving two more sets of documents before calling it quits for the day feeling very self-satisfied too, I might add.

Until the next day when I discovered that the set of documents I had served out of town had some particular instructions I had overlooked: must be served between 0900-1700hrs, Monday to Friday.

Certainly not 1600hrs on a Saturday afternoon.

So now I have to travel back to this location, uplift the documents from the person I served them on and hand them straight back - by 1700hrs today (as the documents expire today). At my expense.

Okay, it was still a good day but that one little thing spoiled it!

Must. Read. Instructions.

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