I had occasion to go to Benton, La. this morning and observe the morning's court proceedings. (Don't ask; teenagers do stupid things. It's all fine.) I learned some things.
1) People will wear anything to court these days. I always thought you were supposed to dress nicely for court. I saw girls in sweat pants, girls in skin tight shirts with midriffs showing, guys in jeans and t-shirts...one fellow got sent home because he came to court in shorts and flip flops. The judge was not amused. The young man was sent home to change clothes and ordered back.
2) The operations in some of the departments are chaotic, unorganized, inefficient, and run by rude people. I'm sure not all of them are. I suspect some nepotism might be at work.
3) Killing an alligator without a proper license and out of season is a very bad thing.
4) I could never be a lawyer.
5) Not everyone knows you can't bring a gun through the metal detectors at the front door.
It was an interesting and informative morning to say the least.