Today was day one of jury duty. I live in the city and I get called every 4 years like clockwork. I have NEVER been chosen for a jury.
Today I had to be there at 8am. I parked in the approved garage and walked around 4 blocks to the courthouse..70 degrees in January..go figure. I checked in and sat down..the place as paced with close to 1500 potential jurors. They started calling panels..not me..I read. Then I read some more..then I went to the smoking lounge and read more. I was almost finished with my book..they called a total of 4 panels then at 11:30 the annouced lunch til 1:15..I walked down the street and figured I would stop at whatever looked good. We’re supposed to have a storm so the winds in downtown were like Chicago.. I ate at this nice little pizza place. $7 buffet for jurors..nice. I ate with this very nice lady who owns a market in town..more like a grocery store. She lives in one of the high rise condos.. = $$$$ Then I went back to the lounge at the jury waiting room..they called 4 more panels..NOT ME.. I finised my book and started another..I came prepared.
4pm they sent us home..I walked through the downtown wind tunnel w/ my validated parking tag..and went home. I got paid $12 for this..$7 for lunch..so I’m up $5! Wooo hooo.
Tomorrow I go back at 9am..if I don’t get chosen I’ll get to go home. So exciting. J..he went 2 years ago..chosen for a panel on day one and then actually got picked for a jury. Me not so lucky. I figure it’s cause I’m too smart and good looking.. LOL..I crack myself up..
Dolce: Jack loses the boys on Friday!!