Wild Life Of A Little Monster

Others are scared of me because of all the fun I have. Considered a vigilante by my Eponine.

Civic Duty

Received a "Summons for Jury Service" today. It's always something, isn't it? This is a first-time experience for me. Never before have I been called to serve on a jury. Juror No. 0384 to be exact. I'm supposed to report to the jury assembly room in the justice center on July 10 at 8:30 a.m. Of course, I have a work conflict and should be in D.C. on that day. We'll see what happens.


At June 14, 2006 1:50 PM, Blogger one of us said...

Who's Jury? ~Merlin, Shadow, Ko Ko

At June 14, 2006 4:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had to do this in december for the first time. I know it's a necessary civic duty, but oh my lord, what a beating. First, there's just having to go downtown (and not even my town, mind you - I got called for county jury duty). Then I actually got put on the jury - out of the 60 people chosen for the jury pool. Then we were going to be sequestered if we didn't reach a verdict, and I was one of two holdouts because I wasn't absolutely certain. Some of the other jurors were nasty and rude - they just wanted to find the guy guilty and go home. I wanted to feel more sure. I had to request some info from the court (which wasn't very forthcoming - they wouldn't let us look at the trial transcript, only specific sentences from it, btw). In all, it was frustrating and a little frightening to realized whose hands you're in if you get accused of someething. I became comvinced enough to find the guy guilty - because I felt my doubts were probably not completely reasonable. The defense hadn't done a great job, either. I hope I never get called again.

If you're lucky, you'll be like my husband, who's been called several times but never chosen for a jury. That's the most likely scenario. Good luck!
~ tammara

At June 15, 2006 9:38 AM, Blogger The Meezers said...

It seems that I get called every 4 years on the exact date I become eligible. Some in my family have never been called, I have been called 5 times in various states. It's not fair. - Mary

At June 15, 2006 12:09 PM, Blogger bat & bandit & holly said...

if you'd just get a new kitty, you could claim you were excusable because you had to take care of your "child"!

stop by our blog again, cowboy - we've got pictures!

At June 17, 2006 10:07 AM, Blogger Hot(M)BC said...

Mommy says wear funky clothes and maybe a bone in your nose and you won't get picked for jury. hehehe She says she did that once. Well not the bone in her nose part. Mommyyyyyyyy do noses gots bones usually??? She's not answerin. Maybe she's gone bones in her ears and can't hear.

Oh yeah, Mommy made us a new blog to share, me n Boni n Mini plus our outside sisfur and brofur. Come by n say hello, k?


At June 17, 2006 12:05 PM, Blogger Eponine's Cowboy said...

Jury is no one you ever want to know, Merlin, Shadow & Ko Ko. I'm sure you all are always innocent of any wrongdoing as well.

Tammara-What you describe is exactly what I'm afraid of. I know it's going to be a painful process. I wonder if I can take work to review while sitting around. I'm not know for my patience with nonaction. I am patient with people, but not at all with sitting around. Am I making sense? I did re-read the letter and it does say "grand jury." Maybe that will be easier.

Wow, Mary (my mom's name), that is a bunch of jury duty. I had to look at the letter three times before I came to a conclusion that it wasn't a prank.

B&B-that would be a good excuse. We'll see what I can do. I've already warned my neighbors not to do anything illegal for the next few days. :) I will hop over for a visit today!

Sanjee-Please thank your mom for those tips. That's good to know.

I will come over to visit.


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