Monday, May 19, 2008

Jury Duty


I have to go downtown tomorrow to do my civil duty. Though I like being on an actual jury, I am not happy about having to go downtown and since there is a Braves game, we can't park in the lot, so I am pretty much stuck and am making myself very nervous. I hope it all works out and its only a one day ordeal.

UPDATE:
Even though I tried to pull the "I'm a nursing mother and I need breaks to pump" card, they still selected me and I will be on the trial for another 2-5 days!!! I'll let you know how it goes.

12 comments:

Linny said...

Matt's sister had to do jury duty once for a murder trial. It was prety hardcore, lasted a couple weeks i think.

rybern said...

Good luck! I hate having to find parking downtown at *any* time, let alone during a game.

claire said...

Let us know how it goes!

Julie said...

I'm in the club! I have jury duty on june 3rd (well, I'm standby group 4 so maybe maybe not)!

winnie said...

Julie, if you can totally get out if it since you have a kid under 6 that you watch full-time if you want! But in some ways I am really glad to be on it!

jenny said...

oh man. i hated jury duty. they nabbed me when we first moved here. i sat around all day and then they dismissed the case because the defendant pleaded guilty. good luck!

Alisha Stratton said...

Wow...and here I am...someone who has never been called yet! But now that I've said something about it, they'll probably call me next week. Good luck! Maybe it will play out like one of those intense Law & Orders :^) Good try with the "pumping" excuse though...very good thinking.

VirtualM said...

Yikes. Good luck. I've only had jury duty once and after sitting through the selection, I got off and didn't have to do the actual jury, which was good because I was in school and had to administer finals to a class I was TA'ing that same week.
Good luck, take the train if you can!

Jacki said...

I thought the 'nursing' card worked for everything. Dang it... now what am I going to use?

Jan said...

jury duty, yuck! I can't wait to see how it goes.

jenny said...

winnie-not making excuses i swear!!!, but the next two saturdays aren't going to work. let's try again in a few. i really do need to get in shape.

VirtualM said...

Yeah I would like to run and can come after tomorrow....once Juston gets back into town...and we will probably have to move running to earlier in the day because of the HEAT - I might be able to swing 7:30...7 AM maybe...