Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Last Minute Assignment For You All

I'm not really looking forward to the long weekend. First of all, they are predicting that Hurricane Earl could make for a messy weekend here in New England. Which means of course, I'll be spending a lot of time hiding out in the cellar. Because that's where I keep my Bombay Sapphire gin. And I'm going to need it if I have to start serving two months of jury duty next Tuesday.


And not too many of you have come through for me I must say. I asked you all weeks ago the best way to get out of this federal jury duty. And yes, while some suggestions where pretty good, I don't think I will be able to find a cop to date before the end of the week because I'm sure Mariska Hargitay is very busy.


So come on people. Don't leave me with the only option I currently have swimming around in my head - wearing my Eeyore pajamas and lambie mask the day on which I have been summoned to appear. It's still summer and a bit too warm for flannel.




9 comments:

TaraDharma said...

Ha! I have now been sent an application for federal jury duty! I noted I care for an 87 year old woman who would need to go into assisted living if I were called away for more than a couple of days. It's true. SO, get yourself an elderly person to care for....

Good luck with the storms...I can picture you in the cellar with your sapphire cradled in your arms....

Solo said...

If it's a Civil case, insist that you believe in Torte reform. If it's a Criminal case, insist that you believe in public hangings as a deterrent to crime. It those don't work, leave a key to your house under the mat and a clean glass in the basement. Somebody's gotta drink the gin while you're gone!

Jules said...

LOL, add the bottle of gin to the outfit and I'm sure you'll be home for lunch. :)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

KMae said...

hello saw you @ Ourbig Gayborhood.
When called to a panel in jury duty I always tell the judge that I think all cops lie & that I feel they are totally predjudiced towards black folks. Esp the black cops trying to prove to the white cops they are equally tough.
good luck.
KMae

Anonymous said...

when I did fed jury duty, when they ask if you have a problem w/the facts of the case, raise your hand. when they then subsequently ask if that would impede your impartial judgement, say yes.
Damnit, I can't remember my google stuff. so I'm Anonymous Barb

Jude said...

Sew a whoopee cushion in your underwear. Nobody's going to want you in the same court room for a day let alone for two months.

You have a fine taste for gin. I'm partial to that sapphire stuff too. Stay safe this weekend.

CJ said...

Hi Tara! You got federal jury duty too? It's not in Mass is it? We could commiserate in the jury room! Can I bother your 87 year old? I may need that Sapphire regardless of the weather :)

I love it Solo! Thank you for the advice my friend. And if your in town between now and the end of October, check for that key. I'll leave it out for you and OAO.

What it work if I used the gin as mouthwash before I head out the door to the courthouse? LOL at the home by lunch comment. That would be nice.

Hi KMae! Thank you for visiting! I hope I get a judge that is easy to talk to or I may get nervous and not be able to speak. Thank you for the advice and good luck wishes!

Thank you for stopping by Barb! Ok, so not being impartial sounds like it is key. I'm willing to give that a shot! I appreciate that.

LOL Jude! If only I could sew! Maybe if I just tuck it safely in my drawers it will be ok. I had better wear boxers that day. I'll raise a glass to you this weekend as the rain starts to fall!

Susan C said...

I'm coveting your Eeyore pyjamas.

TaraDharma said...

My fed jury sentence, her I mean duty, would be in San Jose, CA. I can still commiserate, however. IF they end up calling me. I'm afraid you're going to have to get your own 87 year old grandmother.....