November 30, 2009

Hang 'Em High!

I have a migraine. Again.

I'm turning in early as I also have jury duty tomorrow. I'm so hoping to get released early. It is a real pain in the ass for me with three kids to have jury duty. A real pain in the ass.

Yet they offer exemptions for people over 70. Right. What about the Mom who works and has three kids to pick up from school and haul all over creation?

There is always the thought that my bright sparkly personality will see me not chosen as a juror. It could happen.

Last time I had jury duty was three years ago, a medical malpractice suit. I was dismissed for one of five reasons, or a combination of all five:

1) My husband is in the medical profession.
2) My brother in law is an attorney and the prosecuting attorney knew him. (I have a VERY odd last name and my bil has worked opposition to that particular prosecuting atty.)
3) I'm an engineer. You do not play on my emotions. I just want the facts.
4) I am not a black immigrant from the Islands where English is my 2nd language.
5) I'm not a kindergarten teacher.

I don't say #4s or 5 in a disparaging way... except that was pretty much all that was picked on that jury. I kid you not... 3 black men from the islands, 2 kindergarten teachers (whoda thunk there were so many in one pool?), and a couple young women.


Wish me luck. I want out. I don't have the time for this crap... they don't EVEN want to think about putting me on a drunk driving case.


Posted by Boudicca at November 30, 2009 10:31 PM

Being a good citizen is a real bitch sometimes.

Just Damn!

Posted by: Dax Montana at December 1, 2009 07:56 AM

Iam sitting here watching the terminal with tom hanks. This is a funny movie!!! So I get a free movie and 15 bucks today. I am being forced to relax. Not a bad deal.

Posted by: Bou at December 1, 2009 09:45 AM

#3 works for me everytime.

Aside to #2, neither prosecuting nor defense attorneys like jury members who have campaigned for the Judge. That one made their eyes light up.

Posted by: The Thomas at December 1, 2009 10:02 AM

My husband seems to get picked for jury duty often but not me. I wonder why that is.

Posted by: Lemon Stand at December 1, 2009 04:10 PM