I got my Check!!!!
by RowdyRetailer - Posted Mon June 8, 2009 @ 11:20 AM
Yes I got it alright!!! I am so happy!!! I dont know what I am going to do with all that money!!!
Thats right, you all guessed it! I got my six dollar jury duty check in the mail the other day.
They shuffle you in this room filled with 400 other people or so. I sat on the wall where there were chairs and watched where people sat. Most people sat with a chair in between them so they dont get too close to each other.
Everyone is on their cell phone or laptop or are acting like they are reading a book. The gal next to me never made it very far. She seemed too interested in looking at my paperwork.
The judge tries to crack some jokes to loosen the mood. Then they show you this sappy movie about how important jury duty is, yah yah yah. I know all of this.
I was disappointed to find out that I can no longer wear my political shirts. I found them a great way to get out of jury duty.
This particular one is the face of obama, the whole "hope" mantra thing he has going on. The one I have the face of obama with some big ears, with the word DOPE, instead of HOPE underneath it.
Nope I can no longer wear this, censorship rears its head again.
Anyway, the court lady says there are low numbers of cases today so today is a good day if you are not wanting to get picked.....so I am hmmmmmmmmmm.
I need to reschedule, but will take my chances. I need to reschedule because I am to testify in in a case.
The first group called up in a group of 50, whew I did not make that one, that was the case I was to testify in.
The one I get called for, has to show back up the next day! Just my luck.
I hang around, and find out that the case I was to testify in, she and her lawyers made a plea bargin when they found out how many people had shown up.
Then I got a call that the other case plea bargined so I didnt have to come back the next day.
In the past I have found that if you are called and have to listen to the pre trial case, that if you sneer or roll your eyes when they lawyers present the case, they will not pick you.