Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Jury duty!


Wish me luck tomorrow...I'll probably spend 8 hours reading War and Peace (yes, I really am bringing it! I have never read it and tomorrow I'll have time on my hands.) I figure I am too independent-minded to serve Uncle Sam in a jury kind of way. I'm planning to donate the $10 to Legal Aid of Oregon or the ACLU. I suppose there are much harder ways to make less than $1 an hour.

In the meantime, you MUST check out Zirgar's hilarious post about what it would be like if those batshit crazy birthers (oh sorry - redundant!) ran the DMV!

11 comments:

G said...

Ahhhh jury duty.

I hate it. Whenever I get called, I'm invariably stuck with a group of peope, where I'm the last to be questioned. Because I'm last, I have to wait up to five hours (no joking) in order to spend thirty seconds getting rejected.

Phil said...

I am so jealous! I've always wanted jury duty!

themom said...

Rots of ruck with War and Peace. I waddled over to Zirgar's and commented. That was hilarious.

Sidhe said...

Enjoy your book!

Dawn said...

Cool! Have a wonderful time. I've been called to Jury duty twice, and served on a jury once. It was pretty neato.

Darth Weasel said...

I always wanted jury duty until I got it and watched a guy get sent up the river not because he was guilty but because

a) a guy had to be to a little league baseball game in Salem
b) a certain word was mentioned
c) people wanted to "vote with the majority"

Note that nowhere in there was any discussion of guilt, innocence, extenuating circumstances or anything of the kind. I think the guy was probably guilty but also thought there were some extenuating circumstances I wanted to explore. But watching one guy change his vote "because everyone else seems to feel different and I want to get out of here" was enough to convince me I would never accept a jury trial. The system is broke, broke, broke.

Scarlet said...

I almost picked up War and Peace this afternoon but ended up with Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises.

I've yet to be called for jury duty.

Coby said...

Ahhhh Sheet! I feel for ya M. Hey look on the bright side! A really cool white collar criminal might have you on his or her jury tommorrow! Nail em to the wall!

Fireblossom said...

Guilty! A billion years! *bangs gavel*

Oh wait, jurors don't sentence, do they? Well what fun is that?

Riot Kitty said...

As it turned out, those of us whose numbers hadn't been called by lunchtime were excused, because the last several cases decided to settle. But I *did* read more than 100 pages of War and Peace :)

Organic Meatbag said...

Oh wow....I am almost willing to flee to Canada to avoid jury duty...hahaha!