A judge in Ireland is being praised on Twitter for excusing a 54-year-old man from jury duty, so he could take his significant on a romantic getaway.
Jury selection, CCJ, yesterday.— Sarah-Jane Murphy (@sjanemurf) December 13, 2017
Man: I can’t serve; I’m away for weekend.
Judge: We don’t sit at weekends.
Man: I’m away till Monday. I’m 54, a bachelor & it’s my 1st time in love.
Judge: Then you GO and you GO with my blessing.
It was truly an epic moment ❤️
At first the 54-year-old bachelor told the judge he couldn't be on the jury, because he was going away for the weekend, and he wouldn't be back in time for the trial on Monday.
Then he revealed the long weekend was a romantic getaway with his significant other, and told the judge that at age 54, he was in love for the first time!