Does anyone look forward to it? I don’t. I haven’t been called that often (you can read about one time here and another here) but I always show up. A week after my birthday I received a phone message telling me that I needed to call in to this number with my pin number and ID, etc., etc., etc. The message ended with a notation that if I had not received a paper summons that this message was sent in error and I should disregard it. Well, I had no paper, so I disregarded as directed.
Needless to type, I received a letter in the mail two weeks ago from the courts reading that I had to show up at the corner of Crack and Addicted at 8:30 am today to explain why I wantonly ignored my civic duty by not calling in. Uhhhm, because either you didn’t actually mail it to me or our lovely postal people forwarded it into another dimension? Sooo, I am facing possible fine or even jail time or worse, service.
I do have two things going for me. Not only do my employers not pay for Jury Service, but I’d have to pay to have someone cover for me so there is a financial hardship. Second, I think that the service is at traffic court, so even if I’m chosen the trials invariably are a one-day affair. But I plan upon making myself as unappealing as a potential juror as possible.
Now I won’t be so disrespectful that I’ll be wearing shorts, but I might give myself a healthy spritz of MKK. Or better yet. Fermez yes Yeux (you knew I would get scent in there somewhere..)
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