2006-01-11 - 10:46 a.m.
..ladies and gentlemen of the jury...
I came home last night expecting an exciting package from Amaz*n...only to discover a jury duty summons instead. I'm a "telephone juror" which means I have to call in to see whether or not I need to report to the courts the following day. And it's scheduled for, of all times, the first week of classes.
This is the first time I've been summoned, but a straw poll indicates that most people I know are dismissed. We academics tend to have well-developed opinions that make us unsuitable...(in one instance, a friend was dismissed because the lawyers decided that they didn't want to have a homocide researcher on the jury...go figure...)
In my case, I expect I'll either be dismissed right out, or they will love me because I am so uninformed (i.e., I don't watch television or listen to any radio other than NPR, so I'm woefully ignorant of local goss - yes folks, we've found the one person who HASN'T seen the news of XXXX...).
Am staying home today to finish entering some data and to write a paper. I'd better get on it.
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