A Citizen’s Duty

Sorry about that last post – didn’t mean to be such a downer. I just wanted to share what I have in store for tomorrow…. duh duh duh DUH:

New York Supreme Court JURY DUTY

I know. You’re soooo jealous, right? The funny thing is, I’m actually really looking forward to a change of scenery. And I’m secretly hoping I get to see something weird, like when Carrie gets jury duty on Sex and the City, and she sees a fellow juror pull a mango out of a briefcase.

I’ll update accordingly. If I only had a flipping laptop, I could update from the free wifi at the courthouse. That’s right, FREE WIFI.

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6 thoughts on “A Citizen’s Duty

  1. A view from the middle April 29, 2008 / 11:30 pm

    I have the Law and Order “da-da” sound in my head as I read your post. I’ve seen so many of those episodes I know what the steps and foyer look like. I’m glad you are looking forward to it, at least it will be blog fodder, and perhaps even a good sketch will emerge!

  2. Lore April 30, 2008 / 11:01 am

    How exciting. I hope you do not follow in my footsteps, being called as soon as you are eligible again. I finally had to request to be taken off the rolls because I’m too old. Oma

  3. Aunt I April 30, 2008 / 1:15 pm

    I’m schedule for June after two postponements due to business travel. I sort of looking forward to it too…. gotta remember to pack my mango.

  4. Randy April 30, 2008 / 10:16 pm

    My jury duty was postponed until Sept. because of work. Last time a was chosen for a murder trial a few years ago. I was in the jury box as number 7 jurer and the judge asked the panel one by one if there was any reason we couldn’t or didn’t want to serve. As the 2 murder defendents looked on, (VERY SCARY DUDES) the jurers one by one either said no problem or it would be a hardship for work or other things. The judge told everyone that they were NOT excused. My turn came and I told the judge that I had paid for a 5 day mountain climbing expedition on Mt. Shasta during that time and I would lose my 750 dollars for the trip as it was non refundable. He proceded to tell me that it seemed like a legit excuse and excused me for jury duty. I was allowed to leave as the next jurer told the judge he was a cabinet contractor that did all his own work and had jobs lined up for the next 4 months and it would ruin his business if he served. The judge told him that was not an excuse to miss jury duty. Very weird and I felt bad for him as the defendents studied his face intently. Hopefully it won’t be a murder trial or something nasty like that. Maybe a nice tax fraud case or Latter Day Saints polygamy trial. Have fun

  5. Anonymous May 4, 2008 / 8:04 pm

    You have to tell me if you see a mango! Miss you! <3, Katie

  6. Maureen Hoff May 7, 2008 / 1:52 pm

    ooo i have always wanted to do jury duty…lame, i know!

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