“Brrr,” Jack said as he walked through the door. “I can’t believe how chilly it’s gotten for so early in October.”
“Would you rather it be hot and muggy like it was last month? That kind of weather can quickly deplete any energy you have,” Susan said. “How was jury duty today?”
“There was some issue before they let us into the courtroom this morning. They had us cluster in the hall outside of the room until they got the situation, whatever it was, straightened out,” Jack answered.
“How long do you think the trial will last?” Susan asked.
“I don’t know,” Jack sighed. “The case seems kind of enigmatic to me, kind of puzzling. You know what I mean?”
“No, I don’t,” Karen responded. “What do you mean?”
“Well,” Jack started to explain. “The defendant is this long-haul truck driver, and the ADA is alleging that he….”
“That he what?” Karen asked.
“I’m sorry,” Jack said, “but I just remembered that the judge told us that we’re not supposed to talk about the case with anyone, including our spouses.”
Written for these one-word prompts: Your Daily Word Prompt (chilly), Fandango’s One-Wore Challenge (trial), Word of the Day Challenge (enigmatic), Daily Addictions (deplete), Scotts Daily Prompt (cluster), and Ragtag Daily Prompt (truck).