Saturday, December 13, 2008

Jury Duty Selection





Oops, I've been nailed by the court system. They need me for jury duty. I'd rather be needed for hog slopping duty. Jury duty can be, and usually is the most boring thing you can imagine. Anyway the ones I have been on are boring. How can you stay awake and pretend you are alert when it's just boring. You can't let yourself nod off because the Judge is eye-balling you every minute. I have heard that if you nod off they shoot you with the taser gun. It'll wake you up. You have to be dead to get out of jury duty, and you have to be alive once you are in there. Once upon a long time ago my daughter-in-law was called for Jury duty. She has a day care and had five or six kids. She attempted to convince the court that the parents of those kids needed her services. They had no alternative sitters and it would be an extreme hardship on everybody if she had to serve. I guess they had heard that excuse before because they said, "No". So she packed up her kids and took them with her. She strolled into that court room like Mother Goose with her little goslings following behind her, and brought along small toys and sippy cups for the kids in case they got restless.
Three and four year olds get restless in a matter of seconds. They played with their toys and became louder and louder and louder. Finally the Judge called the Bailiff up and told him to tell the lady with the children that she can be dismissed. I don't know if she has ever been called back for jury duty or not. They probably don't allow kids in the jury selection room anymore.

4 comments:

Jimh. said...

I was only called once, in California. They found the jury before they got to me, so I did not have a chance to lie and say the defendant was my cousin...

E said...

I was called back in Aug and I called in 2 times and was excused each time. I never had to even report for the selection. Maybe they just figured out who I was and said Heck No! Mark her as unjuryable.

okie something from oklahoma said...

I was call for Jury duty. I went but was never called up for a jury. Then I was called for Jury duty again and four months later. I called them up told them I just done this four months ago. They said never mind you don't have to come this time. I was going to use Gene as excuse,sence he is in the law end of it.proably would have worked but I was going to try.
Okie

Anonymous said...

that was wouldn't have worked but I didn't get the (n't) on my wouldn't
okie