Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Aaawww #@%$

I had to make a stop by home during my lunch hour today to get a couple of things I said I would loan to a co-worker.

When I got here I was quite happy to see the mail.

Looked like a good mail day for me too. Magazine, DVD I ordered last week, jury duty notice..JUR..WHAT THE F....?

Yes friends it is true I have been summoned for Jury Duty the week of June 5.

That means I only have a few weeks to develop my character and story that will get me out of this.

I am as ever open to suggestions.

Let it be known to those who know me only from the blog that I am not afraid of crazy acting, so don't hold back.


dan g said...

I think jury duty's a blast. OK, the sitting around waiting isn't so great, but if you get on a case, it's interesting. The couple of times I've served it's also made me feel good about the whole jury-of-one's-peers aspect of the judicial system. People take it seriously and really consider the case.

Plus, if you were on trial, wouldn't you want someone like yourself on your jury?

I offer you no excuses. I think you should serve.

Missy said...

Hmmm...I will consider your comments.

My main complaint is that with my particular line of work, this has potential to be very disruptive.

Being "on call" the entire week means that I have to go ahead and scheduled clients for that week. If I get called in then everyone for that day has to be rescheduled which is a nightmare and inevitably they get off track and it takes me a LONG time to get things back on track. (I work with very young troubled children remember.)

So my complaint is not with having to actually serve, if I am chosen I will take the process seriously of course. My problem is with what I feel is an ineffecient process that gets you there. This sitting around waiting and wondering for a week does not jive well with me and my work life.

And it is all about me don't you know.

The Girl in Black said...

And it is all about me don't you know.

Pity the fool that doesn't accept your statement as fact!

You could always tell the court that you believe everyone should hang, no matter what the infraction. Parking ticket? Hang! Shoplifting? Hang!

Or tell the court you cannot be impartial... years ago you had a drunken one-night stand with (either one of the parties)and they never called you the next day. You've always resented them for it, and look forward to the opportunity to serve as jury... to punish them for their thoughtlessness.

But the "I work with troubled kids and it is disruptive to their care" always works, too. Nobody wants to be the jerk that upsets a troubled child.

Ted Carter said...

I found that sleeping through the selection process was an effective way of not being picked.

Valerie said...

My name came up in CA and they ended up not needing me and I didn't have to go in all I had to do was call in. Is this a possibility? Or is that only a CA thing?

Oh, and you can't take knitting needles into the courthouse. How do I know this? Um, I just do.

Crochet maybe?

Ali said...

Matt has jury duty that same day!

I'm not sure where I was going with this, I'm just saying.

earlyadopter said...

just tell them that you believe that your soul is inhabited by the ghosts of dead aliens killed here in a battle 10,000 years ago with some guy who looks like John Travolta with dreadlocks and you can't be on jury duty because you have to earn enough money to pay people to help you get rid of them.

Missy said...

Whoa..too bad I am not in NY or too bad that Matt is not here. At least then I would have someone to talk to. Oh yeah, I just had a dream the other night that hubby and I came to NY to visit, but we could only stay there for like an hour or some weird dream shit like that.


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