Monday, February 20, 2006

Civic Minded

Tomorrow I report for jury duty and I am hoping it is an uneventful experience. I think most of the experience will be taking public transportation downtown. I had planned on hubby driving me, but that put us in a jam when it came to the boy. I have to leave the house at 6:30am to make jury duty at 8:00am. The boy does not wake upo until 7:00am and his bus leaves at 8:15. Since none of us know how to time travel, it'll be best for me to just ride the bus and have hubby put the boy onhis school bus in the morning. My neighbor will watch the child in the afternoon if I'm not home in time.

Although I think being on a trial jury would be neat, I don't want to get picked. Arranging care in the morning for my son will be difficult, since hubby normally leaves the house by 5:45am. I don't think his boss will appreciate him arriving late and leaving early, nor will he be able to get any of his work done.

My work can get buy without me, we are in a slow period right now. In fact, it would probably help our budget if I didn't show for work.

Wish me luck. I'll just have to go in saying "I have no problem listening to the evidence, but we can skip it 'cause they'll all guilty anyway."

2 comments:

wally said...

I was on jury duty 5 years ago. We were supposed to serve for 3 months. I was selected for the first trial. It lasted two weeks. We were there from 8 in the morning until 8 at night. On the last day we deliberated until 2 in the morning. Because the trial was so intense, the judge excused us from the rest of our obligation. It was a very intereting experience.

Envoy-ette said...

Ha! I love that line...they're guilty anyway! You sound like my mom! She was with a Grand Jury for 18 months. One trail...she turned everyone to a guilt verdict. The defense lawyers thought...an older stay at home mom wouldn't hurt a fly. They were wrong. Dead wrong!
Their guy fried.