Friday, November 30, 2012

I think he got out of jury duty

I had to report for jury duty this week.

An hour late, in walks a guy that looks like The Grinch and Jimmy Hoffa had a love child.

Picture a huge biker type, steel toed boots, leather jacket, and no hair on his head except for bright green eyebrows and a bright green fu man chu. 

He was wearing a shirt that said, “When injustice becomes law, rebellion becomes necessary.”

He had some boring first name like Bill or Bob or something - I expected, I don't know, Helwig?

I was excused from jury duty. I'm guessing he was too. My friend said, "Maybe he was just an accountant dressed up for the occasion."

Have you been to jury duty before? Meet any interesting characters there?


OldLady Of The Hills said...

LOVE that picture of the dear Kitty....!
No, I haven't done Jury Duty....And now, I am too old and infirm.
That guy sounds like a perfect candidate...NOT! (lol)
Your description of him is priceless.....!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I've never been called for jury duty, but my Mom has. We had to call the court and tell them she was in a nursing home. So she got excused.

LL Cool Joe said...

But looks can be deceiving. ;) No I've never been called for jury duty either. I wonder if I'd be excused?

The Elephant's Child said...

I have never been called for jury duty. It could be interesting. And perhaps the gentleman who was excused is a Clarke Kent in his day to day life - and just didn't want to serve.

Granny Annie said...

I have been called or jury duty three times and served twice. It is funny that I just saw this perfect quote for your post: "When you go into court, you are putting your fate into the hands of people who weren't smart enough to get out of jury duty."

Introverted Art said...

I don't know, but I have the slight suspicion the ensemble was on purpose to get off jury duty duty :P I have never been to jury duty, but a professional relation of mine was on grand jury duty in NY and let me tell you the stories she had were absurd!

G. B. Miller said...

Have been called to jury duty on numerous occasions (last time was 2005), and never met any strange people.

However, it always seems to be my bad luck that no matter how many people are in a given jury pool for a trial, I'm always the very last one to be questioned, usually about three to four hours later.

And when I am questioned, it takes me less than two minutes to get dismissed for that particular trial.

Riot Kitty said...

OLOTH: It took me a day or two to come up with it, but I knew he looked like a cross between two familiar characters!
D: You'd think they'd take note of that ahead of time, wouldn't you?
Joey: I was excused because I was honest and didn't feel like I could be objective about the case. I am betting that his shirt wasn't an accident ;)
TEC: I totally wonder about that!
GA: That is hilarious! I'm kind of disappointed that I was excused. If I was retired and had the time, I'd totally find it fascinating to just sit in on these cases.
IA: I think so. I'd love to hear some of those stories!
GB: Inquiring minds want to know why!

DWei said...

Never have and honestly, I hope I never do.

Riot Kitty said...

DW: You'd write about it in a very amusing way, though!

Lynn said...

The last time I was in the jury duty pool, the guy sitting beside me had had a fight with his wife the night before and he called one person after another on his cellphone to recount what happened. He finally ran out of people to call and turned toward me with a grin. I think he wanted to talk to ME about it! I gave him a death look and went back to my book, thinking "I'm on her side." :)

G. B. Miller said...

Probably 'cause I gave honest and truthful answers about my ability to actually devote that much time while being gainfully employed by the state.

Or my body language, 'cause you know if I don't want to do something or be somewhere, I give off hostile vibes.

Only served on one tril in my entire life and that was back in the early 80's, when I was fat, had a head full of hair and was way too smart for my own good.

And back then, jury duty lasted two weeks. No less and certainly a lot more.

Claire said...

Ha! I've been called three's been cancelled three times.

Birdie said...

I was called once but the trial was cancelled when they came to a settlement. Quite honestly, I hope I never get called. I am way too emotional and make my decisions based on how I feel. It makes me great in my job working in palliative care but I would make a terrible juror. Probably they would see that and dismiss me anyway.

A Beer for the Shower said...

You read my post about jury duty. I convicted a tiny bitch that stabbed a mom in the face right in front of her kid, and I felt goddamn good about it. The other jurors wanted to let her slide with a lesser charge because she was tiny and cute. I said that didn't have anything to do with it. Just call me Captain America.

Also, I laughed out loud at the boring name like Bill or Bob. My dad's name is Bill. My mom's also named Jane. Yep, Bill and Jane. How did I get a unique-ish name?

Rock Chef said...

I have never been called. My wife was called to do it over the Christmas/New Year period a while back but talked them out of it...

Ileana said...

Never been but I can just imagine what the characters would be like in this town. LOL at the guy you described and his shirt.

Riot Kitty said...

L: I love giving the death look! Good for you.
GB: Two weeks?! Who the hell could spend that much time?
C: That's odd. The first time I was called, everyone pled ;)
B: I imagine they'd recognize that quickly...but you're a smart person, so it's their loss.
ABFTS - I mean Cap: Yeah, unbelievable! WTF? Bill and Jane is better than Dick and Jane. You don't want to have the nickname "Spot."
RC: How did she do that? On purpose? :)
Ily: I would totally love to see your post if you were called!

Darth Weasel said...

he might be a better jury member than the ones I was on the jury with who pretty much ignored the evidence and voted based on the following sound reasons:

"I have to be in Salem at 5"
"they mentioned the word ***"
"I don't think he is guilty but it seems like most do, so this will get it over quicker"

These were tastefully dressed, conforming members of society.

And worse trash than what they put away because of how they did it

Riot Kitty said...

Darth: Well, that's discouraging.