July 19, 2006

Jolt into Reality

Nothing quite says welcome home like opening the mail and finding you have a jury summons…

Love that.

Add to that the immediate realization that you’re about to once again put your marriage through yet another test by attempting to agree on fabrics to recover couches, and it makes one long to return to vacation.

I arrived home to find that the upholsterer had dropped off 15 books of fabric. My taste and that of my husband’s can vary wildly. Add to the fact that we are like any other married couple and communicate as if one is standing on Mercury whilst the other stands on Pluto, thankful we are at least communicating in the same solar system… this time…, and it adds for a level of potential strife I can do without… after being on vacation.

I’m missing the mountains and foothills right now. Bah.

Sidenote: I take my American Civic Duty very seriously and will happily serve as I am thankful to live in this country and have the opportunity. It was just funky timing... Hey. As a bonus, it's all blogfodder for Sept 14. *grin*

Posted by Boudicca at July 19, 2006 09:32 PM | TrackBack

Glad you made it back safe!

Posted by: Sissy at July 19, 2006 09:58 PM

While you were gone, they decided there isn't enough parking for jurors near the courthouse. Check with the court, but the last plan i heard was to have you park a mile away at the convention center and take a bus to and from jury duty.

Welcome back

Posted by: George at July 19, 2006 10:03 PM

George- Oh that's just frickin' lovely. Dammit. Palm Beach County so sucks wet socks.

Posted by: Bou at July 19, 2006 10:10 PM

George beat me to it. I head the same thing. And boy do I have some blog fodder... like it is kids UNDER the age of 2 that get to ride for free. But the booster can be a carry on with the backpack, the diaper bag, the purse and 2 kids. ;-)

Posted by: vw bug at July 20, 2006 04:18 AM

Hey, at least you don't have to worry about gunfire while doing jury duty.

We do our duty in Detroit, one is always on the lookout for gunfire and suspicious people.

Posted by: Quality Weenie at July 20, 2006 07:21 AM

Men are from Mars.
Women are from the Andromeda frickin' Galaxy.

Posted by: Elisson at July 20, 2006 10:00 AM

Jury Duty can be Educational.

I learned the 3 primary methods for making Crystal Meth from being on a Federal Jury!

Ah yes, the criminal justice system at its finest.

Posted by: P'Cola Titan at July 20, 2006 10:47 AM

My sister, also a female engineer, has never been selected for a jury. Every time she's summoned, she's never selected. Lawyers don't want female engineers on the jury.

Posted by: Denny at July 20, 2006 01:01 PM

Ah, Denny you are so right.

I have always wanted to get on a jury, but when called to the stand for selection they look and see "white, female, engineer, educated" and then they say "ya the white female engineer, off the jury".

They hate educated females.

Posted by: Quality Weenie at July 21, 2006 07:29 AM