Out For Jury Duty 

Sorry for the quiet blog this week. On Tuesday I got picked for jury duty, which, if you know anything about jury duty, it throws a wrench into all your plans. I can’t talk about it (this part is so hard for me!) but our case is supposed to go through Monday. Thankfully I’m on a jury with a lot of nice, funny, food-loving people. This type of thing is much more bearable when everyone gets along and can have fun together. (As much fun as you can have in a courtroom anyway…)

Does anyone have a good jury duty story? 

5 thoughts on “Out For Jury Duty 

  1. lalumii says:

    I don’t have a story about jury duty, I just know I’m terrified I might be called for it. I just know that if the case was too… too criminal [?] I guess, then I’d probably cry and it would be a mess. I’d probably just not be called back for actual duty, haha.

  2. Mom says:

    Sounds like you are enjoying it. Hope it is an interesting case. I sat at courthouse waiting one day , but the case was settled. I bet you will be glad to wrap things up so back to Presley, plants, blog etc.

  3. Lisa says:

    I served on two different juries in one week. Though it completely messed up my work schedule, I found it utterly fascinating. The one trial was a four-day drunk driving (with injuries) case. There were a ton of witnesses, but they scheduled them for weird hours – so we’d listen to one expert at 6:30 a.m. and then have nothing scheduled until 10 a.m. So we had to just sit in the jury room. Because you’re not allowed to talk about the case and you’re not allowed to have phones, it was refreshing to be in a room full of strangers and actually have to “talk.” The only downside, the town where the courthouse is located only had one restaurant. We were provided with lunch … but it was the exact same thing every day! I was happy to get off jury duty just to eat different food. For both juries, I also served as foreman – mainly because nobody else wanted to do it, and I figured I’d been a 4-H president for enough years I could run a meeting (or jury deliberations).

    • kimberly ah says:

      What a weird witness schedule, Lisa! Interesting that you couldn’t have your phones! We all did, though we were told time and time again not to research the case. By the last day, we were all showing each other pictures of our pets. We got to choose our own food, but it was a limited menu (lunch meat sandwiches, lunch meat salads). On the last day, we all ordered turkey burgers, taking a risk that we’d break for lunch in a timely manner so they would still be warm! They were actually the tastiest things we’d tried!

      The coroner’s jury sounds dreadful…we didn’t see any photographs of people, but just seeing the pictures of the cars was enough for all of us to gasp in horror…I’m not sure if I’d be able to handle a murder trial, or something more graphic.

  4. Lisa says:

    For work, I also had to cover a number of coroner’s juries. Those are fascinating (and horrifying). If you’re one a coroner’s jury, you sometimes have to see such gruesome photos of accidents or suicides. I learned a lot about accident reconstruction covering those juries, but made sure my stomach was always empty. I don’t think I could have kept my lunch down on some of those photos.

    In retrospect, it appears most of my jury stories revolve around lunch.

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