Ya’ know, it happens to nearly all of us. I think more so in areas where less people are registered to vote. They seem to select jurors from the voter registrations.
I copped out of my last selection because of medical reasons, won’t be so lucky this time. Why cop out, it’s a citizen’s duty to be a juror when called. Well it’s a pain where a pill can’t reach, unless that pill is a suppository.
One has to sit for long periods and pay attention to something that is of little interest to most. Except those who are crime and mystery aficionados.
I should have seen it coming, fate had me watching lawyer and police clips on YouTube. Some rather interesting things on there for example how a policeman can deliberately leave out something to make it look like someone said something entirely different. Things about video recording police, how to use the Fifth Amendment, how to get out of a routine sobriety checkpoint stop, or more likely how to harass the cop that stops you.
Can someone trust a policemen? Seriously? Personally I have my doubts about them like I have doubts about politicians. That being said, I also have a deputy sheriff and a policeman in my immediate family! I would trust them with my life, but that’s because they are relatives.
The topper is that I will get only $9.00 per day and loose my regular pay for that day. I’m not happy about that. I will have to check with my Human Resources department to see if they will stop my insurance because I won’t be working a full forty hour week. Take vacation time you might suggest. NOT, that’s my time, I earned it, not the courts.
They also say one will get $0.15 per mile to commute to the court, (in small print, between the courthouse and my local post office). That’s across the street from the courthouse, I live three miles away.
Well, I gotta do what I gotta do.
The only other two times I made it to the courtroom, one was concluded in the judges chambers and I was dismissed, the other time it was a distasteful child molestation case. Besides that, one other time I was called but not selected to get to the courtroom.
Well it’s not until November. A lot can happen between now and then.
Thanks for giving me the space to ramble on…..