Friday, September 9, 2011

Find the Story Friday ~ Jury Duty....

I have been the worst blogger friend EVER!!!  Lately...  My sincere apologies for not visiting you all like I want to.  My intention is that will change...as soon as possible.  :)

Anyhow...I'm curious today ~ have any of  you seen one of these in action?
 


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I've spent the last day and a half serving my first stint as a juror.  It's an interesting process!  Kind of funny ~ after we watched the introduction video and were taken into the courtroom, I found it interesting that the potential jurors were actually randomly selected by the clerk picking names out of a box.  I figured I was safe, for sure!!  When it comes to drawings....my name is NEVER pulled!  The universe is funny that way...apparently my name is only never pulled when a cool prize is at stake.

And even then - there was a 50/50 chance that the lawyers would pass on me, too.  Nope.  I must have an objective face or something...?? :)   After initially hoping I'd get out of it, however - I found the process interesting and felt a bit jipped today when they held us in the holding room for 3 hours only to tell us later that the lawyers worked out a plea agreement.  I didn't get to deliberate or come to a decision at all!!!  Ah, well.  A learning experience, none-the-less.

Have any of you ever been called to perform your civic duty in a courtroom?

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And I hope you all have a FABULOUS weekend!!!

6 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Yes, and I was happy when they sent me back to work. (Hey, I was busy that week!)

Bish Denham said...

I've been called several times, but have never actually served because those last minute back-room deals.

RJR said...

Never have, never want to ! Far too much responsibility !!!

RJR daydreamer

Donna K. Weaver said...

You know, I never have. My son, when he was serving a mission in Russia, got called THREE times in two years.

Meredith said...

I've been called three times in the past year to different courts, but I've never been picked. Which I'm pretty okay with. :)

Michael Di Gesu said...

Hey, Donea,

Well, I am glad to see I am not the only bad blogger friend these past few weeks. I've been out of the country on vacation and had an AWESOME time.

Drop by if you can I have amazing pics of French Canada.

I am hopefully back on track and will drop by as often as I used to...

I have never been picked either, although I was only called once. That was enough for me. I would rather write....