juror number OH HAI

So today was my first ever jury duty. I’m a real adult, guys!

And… I don’t really get what the big deal is. Granted, I was only there for one day for a trial that was pretty simple, and I didn’t get a huge long annoying trial, and I did get a trial, I didn’t have to sit there all day and twiddle my thumbs, but… everyone always complains and I don’t get it. It was a day out of the office (which, granted, is going to bite me in the ass tomorrow) and I spent all of my waiting time reading Ender’s Shadow, whichโ€”how can you go wrong with that? And the court thing was interesting. Maybe it was just because it was my first time, but I actually found it interesting. Is that normal?

So yeah. I don’t really see what the big deal is.

Also I rewarded myself for service to the community by going to Burger King, so that was cool too. :)

nom nom nom fries

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3 thoughts on “juror number OH HAI

  1. It’s perfectly normal for writers. Of course, I was terrified out of my wits because I had to go to Philly for mine, and I do NOT drive in cities, and the train is unreliable (4 hour delay the day I went- thank goodness I went up the night before so I’d have a quick walk to the courthouse from the hotel). So, for me, not so much bad as unaffordable. They ended up not needing me, but to get compensated for the hotel I had to go to the courthouse anyway. That was pretty cool. The Philly court house is a bizarre mix of WOW and boring. I guess the downstairs is WOW while the actual offices are boring?

    Honestly though, I’m not looking forward to my call back because the decent hotels in Philly are pricey! If I could be guaranteed a same day, one day trial, not mafia/cartel stuff… I’d probably be good.

  2. As far as I know I can’t change it closer. It was for Federal jury duty. The local is here in town, but I wasn’t called in for that.

    Oh, I’d love to sit in on a mafia trial, I just don’t ever want them to know about me. I’m super paranoid.

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