Thursday, June 12, 2008

Rhymes With "Done With Jury Duty"

Two sleeping pills taken around 9pm (that did nothing), up at 6 (I slept a little. Deb didn't sleep at all.), Deb dropped me off at the court a little after 7 with two books in hand. At about 8:30, they called a bunch of people up. I wasn't one of them. The remainder were told it could be "a few hours" before we knew whether they'd need any of us or not. 10:30 rolled around, and we were excused.

The plus (other than being excused): there was a bank of computers in the room. They were ancient, but they had internet access. I was able to e-mail Deb to tell her I was all done. (Much better than calling someone else to e-mail her to tell her to come get me.)

The annoying: The summons thing, as well as the website used to register, specifically say how you should dress. No jeans, no rubber sandals, no t-shirt. One guy had all three, and he got selected to be on the jury. I guess I'd make a pretty shitty judge, because I'd send him home and make him come back again and again until he learned how to read. Actually, if he did it more than once I'd find him in contempt. Oh! And some woman showed up at 8:30, asking for a note to prove that she'd been there. Timmy the jury greeter pleasantly told her that she was supposed to have been there at 7:30, so he couldn't do anything for her. He sent her to see someone else, but I hope they didn't help her. (I'd have found her in contempt, too.)

That's pretty much it, other than lunch and a nap. I only read one book, and didn't get to curse at anybody. I'd stick my head out the window and curse at random people, but it's too hot to open the window. Maybe I'll just put a sign up.


Sam said...

I'm so glad you didn't have to jure anyone! And thanks for the Wile E. Coyote imagery! That oughtta get me through the day in a good mood!

Dzeni said...

Sorry to hear about your insomnia. You were lucky that Deb was online :) Dumb question but why didn't you just call her on the phone / text her?

Wontar said...

Sam, I didn't get the Wile E. reference at first. Now that I do, I guarantee my sign wouldn't say "Yipe".

Dzeni, that's not a dumb question at all. The answer is quite simple: I had the phone with me. We don't have a land line, and every other time we're pretty much joined at the hip. We barely use the one phone that we have, so having two would be downright silly.