Tomorrow I am to report to the courthouse at 8:15 a.m. I’m grinding my teeth because jury duty is somewhat ridiculous to me. Why? Um, well, could it be that the lawyers may pick and choose their jurors? I have not been chosen since I was 18 (that was three years ago……on my honour.) It just seems silly to me that they don’t just draw from the pool and knock it out in one fail swoop. Nope. Instead they must waste everyone’s time and money while they ask us stupid questions. Oh! I take that back! You’re paid $15! A few years ago, I was there for 7 hours, so I made a killin! (I’m not so good at math, but as you can see, my time was equal to roughly $2 an hour.)
This time around, I think I will not donate my juror pay to them (in FL you have the option of being paid or donating the money, and yes, I’ve always donated my whoppin paycheck to them.) These people waste my time. I know what to say to get out of jury duty but I don’t. I do, however, bring up arguments during voir dire that frustrate the lawyers. I believe they believe I am a bad apple in the bunch.
If people were randomly chosen, I think it would be much more just. It seems as if our judicial system is stacking the deck from the get-go, and I do not agree with it. We have essentially turned our lawyers and judges into mind readers.
Meanwhile, back at the ranch, I must prepare two lasagnas and two casseroles for church. Will I get to do that? I think I shall. I will go to the courthouse wearing shorts, flip-flops, no make-up, and tell them that I’m a redneck bigot. If they play this silly game, I can play it as well.
I’m full of shite. I don’t have the balls to go anywhere without make-up…..
Just wondering……do you get excited or dismayed when you’re summoned for jury duty?
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