Monday, April 02, 2007

I've been called to perform my civic duty...

I've received a jury summons.

The last time this happened, I was quite excited really, and had half-hoped to be picked for a murder case or something. As it turned out, all I had to do was sit around for three mornings in a row and not get picked.

This time around, I just want to tell the Justice Department that I don't want to do it. I'm far too busy trying to keep up TLM's routine.

The pamphlet included with the summons, says that I'd get paid about $30 per half day, and can claim on childcare. But, tempting as the money might be, it wouldn't be easy getting temporary all-day childcare for such an uncertain period of time - anything from three days to several weeks. Not to mention the disruption to her daily routine...

Besides, I've also got to do time looking after my mum, who's finally out of hospital is now and recuperating at my brother's place.

4 comments:

Nigel Patel said...

I was turned down once.
The defendant bought a bag of weed from a cop and they asked if any of the prospective jurors had any drug addicts in the family and barely were the words "Both parrents" out of my mouth when they dismissed me.
Sad though because I think being a juror is a big deal especially since forty-fifty years back in the U.S. Atheists weren't permitted to serve on jurys.
Gawd forbid!

Violet said...

Well at least you got as far as that. When I turned up, I just sat around for 3 mornings in a row. I'm not sure that it's such a good idea to be able to select a jury. Wouldn't it be better to stick with a random sample?

Angela said...

Not as exciting as I would have thought

Violet said...

angela: nah