okay- first off, I'm not going to commit a crime. Let me just say that right off the bat. I was being facetious.
But, I did get a summons for jury duty. Now, I did see that episode of 7th Heaven (which was one of two episodes I've ever seen, for the record), but I didn't walk away from the uberschmaltz feeling that I must perform my patriotic duty.
Because let's face it. 7th Heaven does not take place in New Britain. Yeah. Exactly. So I told my boss about my summons, and he laughed at me (well, over email). It's not that it is going to intrude on my all important life. It's more that I'm deathly afraid of getting on a jury for a gang-related shooting and fear retaliation.
I'm sure the chances of this are small. But I have watched entirely too much television in my life to think that it can't happen.
The first thing I did was scroll down the list of excuses, but I'm not over 70 or the lieutenant governor, or an alien (in the non-us citizen way).
I used to work with a womn who got a note from her doctor that said she suffered from "severe mental problems" so she wouldn't have to serve on a jury. Having worked with this woman, I can safely say her doctor wasn't wrong in writing such a note. (Seriously. And she thought I was odd for sorting my M&Ms by color. She once called my co-workers to tell them about her anal fissures.)
So many books...
2 years ago