Friday, June 13, 2008

Oh, and Another "Get This!" Post

Remember when I got summoned for jury duty for the week after I started my new job?

Remember the angst I felt when I couldn't get a postponement?

Remember how much I felt like a dork about having to approach new employer and say "Uh, yeah, I know I just started here, but I'm gonna need a day off so I can go to jury duty 1 week and a day after starting here"?

Well, I got a letter from the court yesterday which talked about how they like people who sue to not act like a bunch of crybabies and settle their differences without a judge having to settle them on their behalf. As luck would have it, the people who were suing or getting sued managed to settle out of the court, and the need to have me make the decision for them no longer exists. No jury duty for me. No missing work in my second week to resolve a dispute between this pair of crybabies.

What's more is that if this case was cancelled, that means I am put back into the pool for another random selection--which means I could get called on a more interesting case. My fantasy of being the secretive juror has been restored and now I can once again daydream about putting away some insanely bad criminal, or getting the chance to see someone who is in the witness protection program, or getting to passionately argue with another juror during deliberation about why their vote is wrong.

I can't wait.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

The answer to "Get this!" in my household is always "Whippets."

Too much Denis Leary in the early 90's.

Congratulations, sounds like jury duty on that case would have sucked.

June 13, 2008 at 11:23 AM  
Blogger *~*Cece*~* said...

I was the last juror dismissed on a case, once. And since then haven't been picked for jury duty again. I really would like a LONG trial! Pick me! Pick me!

June 16, 2008 at 6:56 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Yay for being thrown back into the jury pool. I have jury duty on July 7th and I'm hoping I DON'T get called. I don't want to waste my summer sitting in a courthouse :)

June 17, 2008 at 4:07 PM  
Blogger Ted Johnson said...

Had to say hello. My partner also goes by Beej--or Beejers. her first/middle initials are BJ. We got together to live on a boat but have a detour to Mn to help out my folks this summer. looking at Island traders. Your center cockpit 41 looks terrific. Fair winds!!!

July 5, 2008 at 4:59 PM  

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