So, longtime readers of the BonBlogs will recall that I turned my last experience with jury duty into a little journal, exploring the intricacies of baffling human behavior.
Well, just got my summons for service starting 11 December, four years or so after my last trip. Not bad, really. I think it’s no big deal, since I can do one of my jobs (writing) just as easily while waiting in a jury pool. As long as they let me bring in a notepad and a pen, I’m earning money somehow.
Last time, I was downtown (but we lived in the Hollywood Hills, so it wasn’t too far, really). And when Keith got called to serve earlier this year, he had to go downtown (and was pissed, seeing as we had moved ALL THE WAY OUT TO THE BEACH. Seriously, we’re so effin’ spoiled. Going east of the 405 is like making a day trip. It’s obnoxious how 310-snobby we’ve become). Anyway, this time, I’m set for a court by LAX, and that’s like right down the street! Woo!
I’m actually pretty stoked about doing jury duty at a new venue. But I’m a dork. I used to look forward to fluoride treatments at the dentist. *shrug* The fact that I am a dork isn’t news. I know.
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I uswed tro look forward to dentist visits too, just to get out of school!
I loved the dentist and the pink thing you swallowed and it stained your mouth. I was weird child and now a stranger adult!
Just had jury duty in the West LA court on Santa Monica near Bundy. Now that is the court to have. It was a traffic court and now a regular court but they are not use to jury trials yet and I was excused from even calling in on Wed. night. Not that I every get picked because of all the legal experience. (Well that is one thing I won’t be able to rely on soon!!)
Be careful with the pad and pencil: it’s just like bringing a book. If you look too intelligent, you’ll never get picked for a jury. OTOH, if you don’t want to be on a jury, carry a copy of Atlas Shrugged. A guaranteed early out!
My service begins in a week, and it couldn’t come at a worse time. My court is downtown, though, so at least I won’t have to make a day trip out of it, as you say.
Hopefully, I won’t even have to go.
I remember actually being kind of bummed when I found out there would come a certain age where fluoride treatments would stop being healthy and I wouldn’t get them anymore.