Your Civic Duty

Oh jury duty.  While I am glad to do my duty, it is not my favorite thing to do in the world!

This is my fifth jury summons.  My first summons I didn’t have to respond to as it was for WA just after I had moved to TX.  My second summons I sat on a jury panel for a good part of the day and was not selected for the jury.  My third summons I was selected to the jury.  My fourth was during a ridiculous project at work and my boss wrote a letter and got me excused.  And here we are at my fifth.
I showed up bright and early and checked in.  I had snacks, books, and my phone to entertain me.  I was called to the first jury panel which was going to be a potential 4 week jury.  Ugh.  I am going out the country next week so that wasn’t going to work for me.  (Did I tell you?  I’m going to Slovakia for work and added a few more days to go to Vienna on the front end and Salzburg on the back end.)  I was dismissed and sent back to the pool.  I read a little, played on my phone a little, and then read some more.  I remembered my brother worked near the courthouse and texted him and he and his girlfriend met me for lunch.  Good thing too because he had dollars so I could get a diet coke from the vending machine!  Then it was back to the courthouse for more waiting.  I was finally dismissed for the day.  Oh boy, I can’t wait to go back tomorrow.  
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3 Responses to Your Civic Duty

  1. FruitFly says:

    They must really think you are an honest, objective person and therefore keep bringing you back!Vienna and Slovakia? VERY cool!!

  2. FruitFly says:

    I swear I read and commented! Maybe I did it right before Blogger died? Hm….Well…. I can't wait to hear about Slovakia and Salzburg!

  3. Emily says:

    You did. Stupid blogger ate the comment! Grr!!

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