Ossifer of The Court

I am a sworn officer of the court now so treat with some respect please. Yep, jury duty started yesterday.

I would guess there are 60 of us representing all ages, sexes, races and various backgrounds. Mostly we sit and move around to various rooms and take instructions. Finally we are led into a real courtroom and the selection begins.

This trial called for 6 to be selected and they go through 10 before 6 are decided on. By noon I am free to go but I have to be back this afternoon for another jury selection.

There is virtually no way to get off being in the pool only a deferment.

The dive I took yesterday resulted in a less experienced diver bursting his right eardrum. It will take a few weeks to heal and much contemplation about diving.

6 comments:

Micky-T said...

I whined to the clerk that I was my only employee and $11 a day would be difficult to live on...they let me go right away.

Are you talking about YOU and YOUR ear? I hope not.

Rock Chef said...

Hope you get an interesting case to sit on soon - just to make it worthwhile.

I am with Micky - I hope that wasn't your ear, but I think you were talking about someone else...

Wreggie said...

No...not my ear.

Rock Chef said...

Good to hear it - I thought you would have told us more if it was YOUR ear!

Michael said...

On the other ear, if it had been you, you may have been able to skip out on jury duty. Tell 'em you broke your eardrum diving and ask them to repeat everything they say 4 or 5 times. Eventually they'd get sick of it and send you home.

terri said...

I was called to jury duty once. Had to show up one day, and then most of us were told that was the end of our service. We might possibly get called in in the next 2 weeks but probably not. I didn't.

Easy.