Tuesday, July 19, 2005

goal: last one picked

tomorrow i'm scheduled for jury duty.

now, i'm proud to partake in my civic duty, blah blah blah, but to be honest, i sort of don't want to be chosen. hell, i can barely remember to feed myself, let alone be entrusted to decide the fate of some other person i don't know. and what if there's a really thin shadow of a doubt? oh man. i can't even decide what to eat even when i do remember. also, what if we make the wrong choice and have to live with the guilt for the rest of our lives?

besides, the getting up early part sort of sucks.

but the one thing i am looking forward to is the long stretch of wait time i can fill with reading -- a luxury i rarely partake in because i'm oh so busy with sleeping and watching reruns of 'the facts of life.'

my plan: sit in the corner and duck behind my book muttering 'pleasedon'tpickme, pleasedon'tpickme, pleasedon'tpickme.'

11 comments:

'ka said...

somehow we just can't get away from it, huh? :)

Ale said...

just say you are a racist/sexist/ and have a personal distaste for the persecuter and the defendents lawer.

btw saying that you dont speak english apparently is NOT a problem

MEP said...

Aww, see I must be a dork. B/c I've always wanted to have to serve on a jury. I think it would be fun.

Yeah, I must be a dork.

Angel07 said...

Girl, been there! I get a notice to go almost once every other year. The closest I got was actually going to the courtroom to watch how they pick people. Honestly the first round was super interesting, after an hour of that I was ready to go! Good Luck Chica!

cool cat said...

i hear jury duty is fun...
btw, read HARRY POTTER ;)
i thought of you yesterday...they used bandy....i swear!

Gloria Glo said...

For whatever infraction, claim you support the death penalty. Sure, may seem harsh for a jaywalker, but it will save you jury duty....

Hope it was a non-day for you!

Jon said...

Having actually served on a jury (the case only lasted a little over a week) I can tell you that it was extremely interesting, and I was happy to be a part of it. I’m not sure why everyone wants to avoid it so badly. Plus, everyone knows that the more you want something, the harder it is to get, so if you really don’t want to be on a jury, be overanxious to get on one… that’s simply not normal and you will get the boot almost immediately.

It was kind of cool though, after the case was over, both lawyers told us why they picked us to be on the jury. I made it because of my excellent differentiation of “probable Vs. possible.” What can I say? It was one of the few times in my life I was able to use words to my advantage.

lucasjackson7 said...

cadiz, you should wear really dark eye shadow and everytime your name gets called you should just glower and stare around the room like a hawk. oh, and make sure to wear some really angry, goth shirt with "i hate people" on the front.

i can only hope that you are assigned to the case where some poor soul committed assault against a meter maid, in which case, you and john cusack will silently plot to twist the jury into your favor allowing parking laws to be abolished for the next 100 years. for the result, i say, "go to the matresses."

Guyana-Gyal said...

You might meet The most gorgeous man on jury duty.

ooohhhh....

kaiyareturns said...

I don't think I ever want to do jury duty, however the whole idea of it is interesting. Although in chicago I've heard a lot of mob related bad press about the types of trials that go on and if you end up a juror... safety issues... etc..

Although-- any time anyone mentions jury duty I ALWAYS think of that blue eyed soccer coach biology teacher we had that told us about his jury duty experience where the case focused on him and the rest deciding whether or not a video they played should be considered porn or not. hehe...

cadiz12 said...

omg, i don't think i learned ANYTHING from that guy, i was so entranced. you know how it is with those soccer players, even when they're old and grey. and of course, he's the only one who could have gotten away with talking about stuff like that in class. sigh. he was pretty.