- Fizzy Thoughts: Standing by

Standing by

Monday, November 05, 2007

I'm on telephone standby for jury duty. Which means I have to call back between 11:30 and 12 for a possible afternoon appearance. Bleh. The courts really know how to put a damper on my day.

I've actually served on a jury before. It was an attempted murder (wait, I think it was really attempted manslaughter...there's an important difference that I can't recall...something to do with premeditation, I think) trial and we found the guy guilty. It involved roommates in the small town of Nipomo (which I've always found to be creepy), and a steak knife, and a gun, because the guy on trial was a security guard (they can also be creepy, you know?), so he happened to have a gun. Anyway, that's most of what I remember, because it was about 6 or 7 years ago. I still have the spooky fortune from lunch, though. When we were deliberating, the bailiff took us to lunch at a Chinese restaurant. Because you have to be escorted at this point...no alone time allowed. Anyways...at lunch, my fortune cookie had a bizarre fortune that read something to the effect of the drops of blood, once spilled, can never be erased. Do you think they have special cookies for jury members?

So that whole experience has satisfied any desire I ever had to be on a jury. Which explains why I'm sitting here pouting about being on telephone standby.

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