Thursday, August 02, 2007

We The Jury

The last three days have been kinda hectic. I've worked a total of 34 hours in those days. I'm looking forward to a big day off tomorrow with lots of napping in the a/c! It's hot outside!

I guess my rest period will continue next week since I'm scheduled for jury duty. The last time I did it was maybe 10 years ago or so. I remember reading a lot. I have books already on standby for the weeks worth of reading I hope to do.

I am also studying to take a test so I can get my insurance license. I've worked for many years in the health insurance industry and that hasn't nearly prepared me for the kind of questions they ask on this test. I know I'll pass it when I go to take the test for real but for now, there's much studying, which I plan to do in between reading for fun while on jury duty.

Most people groan and roll their eyes when I tell them what I'll be doing next week. I've even heard people say they won't register to vote so they don't have to serve on jury duty. Isn't that a little extreme?? These are probably the same people that sit at home at night and watch re-runs of Judge Judy or have Nancy Grace on speed dial.

I find the entire process pretty interesting. The last time I served, I did make it on to a jury for a nice young man that was accused of making terroristic threats on his girlfriend. I hope to get on a jury again . I'm thankful as well that I'm on the jury side and not sitting in one of the desks in front of the judge with my lawyer by my side!!


InterstellarLass said...

I recently read that avoiding jury duty is the new national pastime. People actively make stuff up just to not serve! I find it interesting that we'd all want justice when it comes to us being on the line, but when we are on the other end, your dog eats your jury summons.

Good luck on your test! I hate tests.

NittanyBri said...

Anyone who tries to get out of jury duty should be sent to China or some similar country and maybe then they will appreciate what they have here. What ever happened to good old fashioned pride in your country???

MarkD60 said...

I know it! All the people who know how to run the country are too busy driving taxis or cutting hair!

I had jury duty before and never was on a case. I look too much like a criminal.

Bone said...

I think you just like being sequestered.