You're Kidding Me Right?
Federal fucking jury duty?! From September 7th - October 29th?! NOOOOOOO!
Five reasons why I can't do this (and that the judge won't give a shit about):
1. I'm the project lead on a major software upgrade at work and the only full time application developer for this product. That time frame coincides with the middle of the project.
2. I have an MD appointment in October that I scheduled back in March.
3. I have a mammogram that I scheduled last September.
4. I hate jury duty.
5. Women's Week in Provincetown, The Eastern States Exposition, leaf peeping in Vermont - need I say more?
I don't believe jury duty is my civic obligation. I think it's a civic obligation not to get arrested.
So how do I get out of this? Maybe mention on my questionnaire that I was verbally accosted by an Irish Muslim transsexual born-again South American blind dwarf? Does that cover all the bases? Should I show up to jury duty wearing my Winnie The Pooh pajamas, a cowboy hat, and penny loafers?
Any and all suggestions appreciated.
Oh Nulaanne - that stinks. There should be some sort of pool of people who want Jury Duty that they can pick from. Like Ms. Creek below!
Thank you McMeaty! You get an A+ for sending along that link.
Ms. Creek! How would you like to fly up to Mass and pretend to be me for a month or two?
Scott was able to get out of serving jury duty because of a big project at work. He explained his situation to the judge. The judge asked if he would be willing to serve another time, Scott said yes, and the judge dismissed him.
There is a story behind this - see, my brother in law runs the courthouse, and when my name came up, he peeked ahead and gave me the nod I'd be sitting in on a juicey murder trial. Oh, I was salavitating over all the grizzly blog posts this would throw up.
Took me weeks to talk to my almost-ex again. (I'll be pleased to inpersonate you on the day, whaddya' say??)
Ok Shrinky, I do admit that it would probably be very interesting to get seated on some cases. But yes, just for this time, would you impersonate me please? You can practice being me by dropping F bombs, complaining a lot, and dining out several times a week. That should work!