Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Dismissed

Yesterday I went downtown for jury duty... I sat and waited for my number to be called - and on the 3rd round it was... so 40 of us went upstairs to a courtroom to begin "voir dire", where they start asking questions to narrow down prospective jurors. I fit into one of the conflict categories, since I have a flight coming up later this week. My conflict was approved and I was sent home for the day. I did not have to report today... but I am still going to check and see if I have to go in tomorrow. I told the clerk that I will not be able to be there Thursday and she made a note of it, so I'm half-guessing that I won't have to go back at all... what would be the point, since I won't be able to serve as a juror on a case lasting more than one day... and they just can't predict that.

It was really boring but I read a cool article about Blogs in an old issue of New York Magazine. If I have to go again, I am definitely bringing a sudoku bookl. I am just relieved that there won't be a messy conflict with my travel plans!

3 comments:

kelly said...

way to weasel your way out of jury duty for the 2nd year in a row! kudos to you!

Mindy said...

yeah - i know, i know. actually once i was there, i was thinking it might be cool to serve on a trial - a short one - but couldn't commit for one that might go through thursday. and last time, that pesky about-to-give-birth thing kept me from experiencing the time-honored tradition.... yada yada yada.

i'm sure they'll come for me again... or maybe i'll be living in ottawa county...

Rob, Leticia, Madisyn & Landon said...

Congrats on getting out of it! Hope you have a wonderful trip :) Sorry we've been MIA, being out of town for nearly a week does that to you. Plus, it's been super difficult for me to keep up on blogging since I've been back to work (I need to work on that). Great to see your still doing well! Hope you sell your house soon!