Saturday, October 08, 2011


Cali has left a new comment on your post "My Lazy Ass": What the hell happened with the damn jury duty??????? You kinda left us hanging. Posted by Cali to MeanDonnaJean's Stinkin' Thinkin' III at October 7, 2011 10:46 PM Holy crap Cali, yer right! I did. Sorry about THAT, too. Okay soooo, about the jury duty thing........... Since the courthouse-slash-police-station is approximately 25 steps up the block from my job, I of course got there rite on time. I sat down in the courtroom and listened for about 10 minutes while some big black dude talked to us about the jury duty process and what was expected of us and how we'd be gettin' paid $40 for servin'. We then hadda fill out some half-assed half-paged questionnaire which took me a grand total of 25 seconds to complete and we all handed 'em in accordingly. After that The Judge, whom I know very well (but NOT cuz I was gettin' busted all the damn time, wise guys...he works in my building and I gotta deal with him & his firm, i.e. his miserable-with-a-capital-m bitch of a wife, on occasion) came into the courtroom in his whale-sized black robe with his bald head brightly shinin' and his snow white beard danglin' and addressed the group by tellin' us that the person in the case we were picked for just copped a plea so our jury duty service is now done and over with and we'll be receivin' a letter in the mail statin' that fact and since we served today we don't have to serve again for the next six years and thank you very much for doin' such an important service in the community and we are now excused have a good day..... And that was the end of THAT. A couple of days later I got my official letter statin' that I did my duty and that I don't gotta do it again until after six years have passed. A couple of weeks after that I gotta check in the mail for $40 as payment for my services. Sweet! And I didn't even have to do a gosh darn thing for that $40 either. So the way I see it is like this: I did absolutely nuthin' but sit on my fat ass and listen to two guys talk about some borin'-ass shit for mayyyyybe what was a grand total of 15 minutes and I made myself $40 while doin' it. A girl could really get used to that "do nuthin' and still get paid for it" stuff :-)

1 comment:

Cali said...

Sorry I'm so damn late in gettin' back to ya. I've been working on the Occupy Wall Street thing for WEEKS now. I'll be attending AND SPEAKING at our local Occupy Chico event next Saturday. *GULP!*

Anywhooo... See? Jury duty isn't the end of the world! You can stay registered to vote and when jury duty comes around again, you won't have to freak out. Or, you can do what I did and forget to go and never hear from them again. It's been 20 years now and nothing's happened, so I guess I'm OK. I was really worried the first time I went to jail to visit Roy way back when that they'd come and arrest me, but they didn't, so I guess I've got no wants nor warrants over it.

Thanks for the update! What'd ya do with the unexpected forty bucks? Something fun, I hope!