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Wednesday, May 09, 2007

oy jury duty

Trial by error?


I just got a jury duty notice in the mail. I hate these things, lol. I remember the last time I went a few years ago, I was so bored because I was just sitting there in a room waiting to see if I'll be picked. I guess I should have brought something with to keep me occupied. We were given different group numbers and had to keeping calling during the week to see if our group number has to come in that day. Fortunately, I didn't have to come back. Few! Well now I have it again. This time, I'm bringing a book.

14 comments:

David_on_the_Lake said...

I love jury duty
:-)

But I never get picked

The Dreamer said...

i got GRAND jury duty.
the kind you can't get out of.
but i only ended up serving four days out of ten, (though it can last six months at times) cuz it was over x-mas, and then there was an mta strike, and it was chanuka and fridays so they let me leave early... :)
strangest things go on in grand jury, let me tell ya...

paris said...

我是搜索图片的时候路过的。。。那么多英文看得头有点晕,
anyway,leave my footprint here,
and i wonder where i've been ..
may be still in Shanghai?

Lvnsm27 said...

David, guess it's not meant to be : )

Dreamer, I bet lol

Paris, hi

Pragmatician said...

Wow, how weird.
I thought they can't htrow this on you more than once.
How annoying.

FrumWithQuestions said...

I love Jury duty. Its a day off from work that you get payed for. You can read the newspaper, learn and relax just not in the comfort of your home. Its also a great thing to do to understand how our justice system works and how our country was founded.

jewmaican20 said...

Huh. I haven't been tapped yet, what with my bouncing around all over. I'm registered to vote in my hometown, but I go to school in Jersey, so my dad says that keeps me covered...

socialworker/frustrated mom said...

Yuck, last time I had jury duty I got picked and missed a few days of work, finally the case was aquitted.

Lvnsm27 said...

Prag, yea it is annoying that they do.

Fwq, good points

Jewmaican, that's cool

Social, that's good it was aquitted quickly

The Dreamer said...

i wasn't even a registered voter... guess they got my name off another list...

Scraps said...

A friend of mine at work just got back from Grand Jury duty...lucky her (not). And my roommate has jury duty this week as well.

Good luck, and enjoy your book!

Lvnsm27 said...

Dreamer, guess so

Scraps, I heard from a friend that a lot of people in my neighborhood have gotton it recently.
thanks that reminds me I need to go to the library

yingerman said...

Some people I know (cough) just throw 'em away!
Even the big, red, seal embossed, you're-gonna-sit-in-jail, scary looking letter.

Lvnsm27 said...

Yea I heard about that letter. lol

Someone told me that what they do is they say they never got it.