Monday, July 18, 2005

Jury Duty

Finally -- a job. For today at least. I'll be sure to report back in this post tonight any and all tales of interest from today -- at least those I'm allowed to tell.

12 Comments:

At 9:08 AM, Blogger Gindy said...

That sucks. What always gets me about jury duty is how inconvenient they make it for the potential juror. More inconvenient than it should be I mean.

 
At 2:45 PM, Anonymous Felis said...

My wife was called once and it Oz when they "happy" with you as a juror yoyu can be sure they call you every couple of months.
She had to find all sorts of excuses at the end to escape from this "privilege"

 
At 3:08 PM, Blogger Sergeant America said...

Guilty! ... unless "they're" not?

Maybe ya' can get a book, picture and guest deal?

Got Agent? ;)

 
At 5:36 PM, Blogger Esther said...

I took the infamous (yet rarely used by anyone I know) LA subway to the courthouse. Not too bad though on the way home a guy who must have smoked like 7 packs (at once!) sat next to me. I couldn't breathe. Hate that!

Had to be there at 7:45am. They didn't call for a panel until 11:45am...which I wasn't on. That was the only time they called for a panel ALL DAY. Didn't get released until 4:30ish.

I did get some reading done (AOW knows what I read-LOL). And in true Hollywood style, there was an actress in the jury pool, but I didn't say I recognized her or anything. Just kind of shared looks of " can you believe this?!?"

 
At 5:36 PM, Blogger Esther said...

Oh -- that's it, btw. I don't have to report back for at least a year now!

 
At 6:56 PM, Blogger SEAWITCH said...

I guess I am weird. But I enjoyed my week of being an alternate juror. And it will keep me from having to serve for at least three years.

 
At 7:03 PM, Blogger beakerkin said...

Take a Michael Savage book aqnd you will get sent home. I got sent
home in NYC but I will send that story off line

 
At 7:14 PM, Anonymous Rachel from Australia said...

The butler did it!

 
At 8:03 PM, Blogger Tran Sient said...

'there was an actress in the jury pool'

You mean they make them mix with the common folk?

 
At 8:29 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Esther,
At least you got some reading done.

I got called in for jury duty some years back. For various reasons, I was rejected for all the upcoming trials except for a shoplifting case. When I finally got chosen to sit on a jury, quite late in the day, the prosecutor made a stupid mistake (She brought up past offenses, which is a no-no), so the case was dismissed.

Once, I was sent the questionnaire for federal duty, but my doc wrote a letter that got me excused. My doc pointed out that I would need frequent and possibly disruptive "comfort breaks."

The last time I was called, I had become self-employed, so they let me off the hook.

Why do they insist on calling teachers during the school term? I'd be glad to serve in the summer.

 
At 12:47 AM, Anonymous Rory said...

In New York, once you're called for jury duty, you won't be called again for four years, so I'm surprised that in California they can call you again after only a year. Also, at one time it used to be the easiest thing to get exempt from jury duty. In fact, married women could get an automatic exemption, and they didn't even have to have young children at home. Ah, the good old days.

 
At 2:33 PM, Blogger birdwoman said...

may you not be with 12 angry men... or rather 11... or wait, aren't there alternates??

I never get picked.

never.

(*)>

 

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