Thursday, September 17, 2009

Jury Duty

There's nothing more disturbing than going to the mail box and getting an envelope with the return address of "The Circuit Court of Wicomico County, Anne Taylor". It can only mean one of two things: 1. - you have to register for duty (which I already had) or 2. - you are being "invited" to join them at any given time for a period of one month. So . . . you know which one it was. I am "invited". My first phone call to see if I can come and be a part of a bigger and better thing, to exercise my moral and legal right (which, for the record, I don't mind relinquishing) is the evening of September 30th. Lucky me - I get to call and see if my number is "up"! I am, by the way, on Petit Four. As if that makes me feel better. You can't imagine the excuses I came up with in my head as to why I couldn't or shouldn't serve! Shame on me - well, not really. My stomach gets in knots just thinking about it. What if I a get a murder case, or even a theft. My thinking is: "if you are here, there must be a good reason". I can hear it now (from the accused) - "Your honor, I didn't know those extra clothes were in my bag", yea, right. Or - "Your honor, I didn't know he was going to stand in front of that bullet!" Oh - give me a break!
Well, anyway, pray, that if I do get picked, that I can do a good job and be objective. It is after all, my God given right as a citizen!
How's that for a stab at enthusiasm?

1 comment:

  1. And don't forget the extra income you get!!! I mean take the $15.00 a day and a coupon for 40% off at Michaels and it is well worth doing your civic duty.


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