Do I have some sort of antenna on my head that screams. “Pick me! Pick me!??? I got called for jury duty…….again! I didn’t write about my last two experiences, but I did write about one that I had a while back ago that I found on the RNL. I still stand by my thoughts from then……..and yeah, I still want to see Phoebe naked.
Today, I decided to see what the statute was to get out of jury duty. Basically, you must pay a $100 fine. This is rich. The last time I was there, it was til around 3:00. So 8:15 to 3:00, and $15 later, after having NOT been chosen, words cannot describe my happiness!! (No emoticons. If you don’t get it; you’re livin in a van down by the river.)
From my estimations, it seems the average time for jury duty is seven hours. If they charge you a 100 for missing, why the hello do they pay you 15 for the nonsense? It is nonsense. Draw names and knock the stupid trial out. Period………………. State cash cow?
Oh, and here’s the beauty part: I can’t legally be excused from going to collect my whopping 15 bucks because I didn’t serve six months ago…..nope; I wasn’t one of “the chosen.” Yes, I am starting to really hate my fellow “chosen” citizens……. They get to miss out on this song and dance for a full year!
Why me? I’m never chosen because I will not answer their silly questions. I just don’t feel that it is just. If our judicial system is all about stacking juries, I do believe I’d rather give the money to the state. Then again, I could set an example….
I should just go and plead the 5th to every question asked of me! That would be funny! Seriously, though, these jerkasaureses do ask VERY personal questions. My personal life is none of their damn business, so I usually turn it on them. I think by pleading the 5th, they would assume guilt on my part and let me leave, which would be fine by me.
Think about it. Are you being really judged by your peers? You wish. I suppose my frustration comes from knowing that our courts are rigged by lawyers picking and choosing people to influence a jury, much like the media stacking the deck to influence the general public.
The icing on the cake? This trial happens on St. Patrick’s Day!!! What a load of blarney! Seems as though the luck o the Irish has run out for Kells……