Monthly Archives: January 2015

Kerstcircus / Christmas circus

Een van de eerste baantjes die ik had was op een bescheiden kantoor. Toen de kerstperiode aanbrak, werd er een uitje georganiseerd. Het kerstcircus in de Schouwburg.
Omdat we vrij laat aan kwamen -de grote baas, laten we hem meneer Jaarsma noemen, kon zijn zin om op tijd te vertrekken weer eens niet vinden- was het al donker in de zaal toen we arriveerden. Voor het gemak werd ik naast meneer Jaarsma geplaatst. De andere collegae zaten op verschillende plekken naast en om ons heen.

Het duurde even voordat ik doorhad dat meneer Jaarsma niet alleen wat oud en vergeetachtig was, maar ook snel slaperig, als het op donkere ruimtes aankwam.
Toen er op het toneel twee springerige heertjes tevoorschijn kwamen en een vaag, clownsachtige figuur apestreken uit begon te halen, was ik verbaasd om een andere collega naast me te horen fluisteren:
‘Meneer Jaarsma, u bent toch niet in slaap gevallen he?’ waarop de beste man wat wakker schrok, en handig inspeelde op het beeld op toneel. De clown, in hesje met blauwe en rode kleuren, lag op z’n buik dramatische bewegingen te maken. Als een klein kind dat z’n zin niet krijgt.
‘Nee hoor, ik vroeg me gewoon af of dat de Amerikaanse of de Zweedse vlag was’, verexcuseerde hij zich haastig. Dusdanig dat niet alleen de hele zaal het verstaan had, maar ook hartelijk begon te lachen.

Vijf minuten later sliep Jaarsma weer.
Welbesteed, dat geld…

One of the first jobs I had was at a small office. When Christmastime arrived, we were going out as a team. To the Christmas Circus at the local theatre.
Because we arrived quite late -as the big boss, let’s call him Mr Birds, couldn’t find his mood to leave at a proper time again -it was already dark inside when we got there. As it was easiest that way, I was put next to this Mr Birds. The other colleagues were seated around us on various places.

It took me a while to notice that Mr Birds wasn’t just old and a bit forgetfull, but also had trouble keeping his eyes opened once exposed to a bit darker surroundings.
When two jumpy acting figures appeared on stage and a vague, clownesque idiot started moving around, I found myself being surprised to hear another colleague whisper: ‘Mr Birds, you haven’t fallen asleep, have you?!’to which the old man shamefully awoke and handily spoke, as if it was programmed as such on display (the clown on its belly on the stage, crying dramatically using arms and legs, being dressed in something blue, red and white) :
‘No no, I was just wondering if that’s the American or the Swedish flag’ he said so loudly everybody was able to hear it.
All of the people laughed and the show could go carry on its merry way.

Five minutes after that, Mr Birds had fallen asleep again.
Five minutes. Money well spend.

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Posted by on January 22, 2015 in Daily life, Humour


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Deurne Self-Defense Case

Benedicte Ficq, barrister of the survivors of the robbers of jewellery store Goldies in Deurne, is filing a complaint at the court of justice in Den Bosch. The public Procecution decided previously not to procecute the jeweler woman – who shot and killed the two robbers- as it was a case of self-defence. Based on Article 12 Ficq now wants the judge to decide about procecuting the jeweler woman, not the public Procecution.

Young People Shot
‘There were two young men shot and killed in Deurne. I find the judge should really take a look at this. In this case the public Procecution has decided about this. We don’t agree with that’, says Ficq.

In March 2014 two men raided the jewellery store. Marina Sanders shot both men, after the two men had attacked her husband and threatened to ‘shoot him to pieces’. From camera images it has been found that Marina sees her husband being attacked. She then takes a gun and threatens with it when one of the men comes to the room she’s in. He turns around and attacks her husband.
Next, Marina loads the gun and she shoots through the doorway at the robber, who gets hit in the arm. Marina’s husband also gets hit by that bullet. Then Marina shoots the robber in his leg. After both robbers attack her husband, Marina shoots both men in the chest. Both die. Given that Marina first threatened, then shot arm and leg and last the chest, public Procecution concluded self-defence. The entire Justice Summit has interfered with the case back then.

Reaction Barrister Jeweler couple
Jan-Hein Kuipers, barrister of the jeweler couple has responded by sms on the case. “It has taken a long time, all and all, which says a lot in my opinion. We hope the Court will plan the case in soon, so that my clients can move on, as the feasibility of the specific complaints are negligible. Meanwhile Marina has been submitted to a psychiatric ward, about two months ago, to process what has happened.’

Meeting Between Involved Ones
“According to the survivors it’s not even necessarily their goal to have a conviction. There is also that the jeweler woman never showed any sign of remorse towards the survivors. There was no written letter, there was a meeting planned but it wasn’t followed through. This all made the case for the Article 12 procedure run its course”, Radio OmroepBrabant has cited Ficq.

Kuipers responds to ThePostOnline: “I had Ficq and Plasman (barrister third involved one, red.) known in a very early stage and frequently in the period afterwards that a meeting was possible. At a certain moment Ficq phoned me to ask if Marina could join a meeting with the survivors the next day. That day she (Marina) had a meeting planned for an intake at the psychiatric ward, therefor it was impossible for her to do so. Ficq immediately threatened this could be negative if there was no attendance to the meeting. I told her it should be possible to explain to her clients that a meeting at the psychiatric ward, given the incredibly late notice of Ficq – a phonecall at the end of the day just before a meeting the day after, should be continued. When Ficq would have been in time, my clients and me had attended a meeting, whereever and whenever. After all, it had been our own initiative to have mediation with the survivors. It has surprised me hugely how Ficq has claimed to the press how this case came to be after that. It’s a pity”

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Posted by on January 7, 2015 in Uncategorized

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