Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Summons

I can't believe they got me again.
For probably 5 or 6 years in a row I was getting one of these a year. The last one I did serve on a jury for a one day trial (nothing major). That was probably 4 years ago. The worst part about this is what a long boring day it always turns out to be.
Have you ever served on a jury?

39 comments:

Julie Harward said...

I have been called for 3 times...they sent me to Salt Lake, paid for my meals and motel and I was sent home because I grew up with the judge! What a waste of money! ;D

Marg said...

I never have served on a jury and I hope I didn't just jinx myself. Hope you can get out of it. They should let the people that don't have jobs do that and at least they would be earning a little money.

Sandee said...

The last time I went it took 5 days before they sent me home and I didn't get picked for the jury either. I just hate it, but it's so necessary.

Have a terrific day. My best to Duke. :)

Donna said...

Golly, I would say that you're a lucky duck, but you probably don't feel like that! I would love to be called for jury duty, but I've never gotten a notice! My husband has only been called once in his lifetime.

marie said...

I have never been called for jury duty - I'd like the experience but have never had the chance!

Hope all is well with you Ann. I'm trying to visit a few blogs today while sitting in one position is an option. Slow going with my healing - I can't get wait to get back into a blogging routine.

♥ Sallie said...

Luckily I avoid it. And Alien isn't exactly legal! :O

Hugs,

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

I have been on one. It was interesting. Called again, but lawyers made a deal.

Tanyia said...

gee what fun that must be lol. I believe I was summoned once but I got out of it ... I can't really remember why, maybe I was pregnant at the time or something.

Helen said...

I was summoned a few times but never got selected. I would bring some craft stuff to do or a good book to read.

Ginny said...

A friend of mine was summoned, and it was a murder trial!! I always wanted to be on a jury, because as a kid I watched Perry Mason, and ever since, I love the law shows. They have finally started summoning me, they did twice. But they waited so long that I can't do it now for medical reasons, wah!!! Who knows, you may get something really interesting!!

LDH said...

My husband just got called too. I have never served but I am sure that will change soon.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh Yes.... I had Jury Duty several times when I lived in Texas. I did everything I could to get out of it... It's the way you answer the questions as to whether they keep you on the jury. I was only chosen once or twice though so I guess my answers worked!!!!

Good Luck.
Hugs,
Betsy

BeadedTail said...

I just had to go in a month ago but the defense attorney ended up getting sick so we all got to go home. I was on a jury back in college where we convicted the guy of armed robbery. That one was interesting!

Reeni said...

Never been! Good luck! Tell us how it goes.

live.laugh.photograph said...

haha no i have never served or have been served papers but for soem reason I've always wanted to! I'm weird I know!

Lin said...

NOOOOO! I hate jury duty. My moms loves it! Ugh. She likes all those people who she can corner and talk to!! And they can't get away from her. ;)

Grace said...

Called once since I've lived here - a total muck-up; waste of time - typical Filthadelphia incompetence!

Roschelle said...

never have and hope i never have to. ugh!!

spinninglovelydays said...

We don't do juries in the Philippines, but I always had an idea it would be exciting to do jury duty (I guess real life isn't really like Law & Order, lol).

Btw, just want to say a late "thank you" for your well wishes for my pregnancy. Had to go on a blogging hiatus, thanks to first trimester woes. God bless!

Bossy Betty said...

I am one of those really strange people who LOVE jury duty. I was on a case two years ago and was juror foreman. Yeah, I sort of get into it.....

Ruth said...

Been summonsed three or four times, never actually went. First time I had just had my daughter, told them I was nursing and couldn't leave my baby & got out of it. I have neurological problems which mean I don't have the attention span they require ("Juror candidates must be able to attend to tasks for six hours", the summons said--my best is maybe 10-15 minutes), I sent a doctor's note for the others stating I am medically unfit to serve.

My mother's been a couple times, absolutely hated it.

Char said...

Hi Ann, been busy but I'm back to blogging. I've never served, but my husband was called a few months back. He wasn't picked that time, but it took up most of the day.

FishHawk said...

Did Duke write another letter to the editor about you being judgmental again? Just remember, bacon can solve a lot of hurt feelings.

Donna said...

Oh no....
I've been summoned but not picked...They don't like my attitude...Hahaaa...
You molest a child and I say, Hang 'em High!
hughugs

Miawa said...

NO, I've wondered why not me? after 60 years. Not that I'm sorry but I have always been a registered voter, I guess somebody just doesn't like me):

Sandra said...

summoned once, had a blast, i got to miss work and get paid, i got to talk to the hundreds that were waiting, and also was chosen for the jury. we went through lunch time, and they were done and judge said to us take lunch come back and deliberate and let us know when you are ready. since i am a talker, we went in the room and i said is there anyone here that believes this man is guilty, all said instant no, he is not guilty, we called the bailiff and the judge was still on the seat so they called us back in and we gave not guilty and phooey we were done and i had to go back to work.
i would not want to be on a murder trial because they go on for weeks and months, but i did like the one i was on.

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! My dad got one this month ... first time. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Russ aka Grampy said...

I almost did once. It got right up to the day of the trial and then they settled.
I hope you don't get one of those long drawn out murder cases.

Rosie said...

Hi Ann, thanks for looking at my blog and leaving a comment. Your photographs are fabulous.

Zentangling is pretty new to me too, but so much fun and so quick. Have a good evening.

Rosie

the booker man said...

ewwwwww. jury duty is icky sauce. my mama has been summoned 2 times, but both times she was in school in another state and was able to get out of it!!

*woof*
the booker man

Ann said...

julie well at least they paid for your meals and motel

marg i hope you didn't too :)

sandee whoa, 5 days before you got to go home and your weren't even on a jury? guess they do things different here

donna not really feeling so lucky. once would be ok but why do I keep getting them when others never do

marie the one jury I was on was a very short trial, and nothing major, we found him guilty...lol

sallie uh oh, good thing you avoid it

sharkbytes the one I was on wasn't all that interesting, rather boring actually

tanyia one of the times I went I was in the selection for a medical malpractice suit that was expected to last 2 months. Luckily it was associated with a hospital that I do not like and that was good enough to dismiss me

helen I always take a bag of things to do with me.

ginny I loved Perry Mason and Matlock was a favorite too. Also a big law and order junkie...lol

ldh I don't get how they can pick one person numerous times and others never get picked

betsy apparently my answers are pretty good too because I've been dismissed several times

beaded tail armed robbbery probably would have been more interesting than the one I served on, the guy was drunk and ran from the cops on a stolen motorcycle

reeni I'm hoping my number gets dismissed and I don't have to go

live laugh photograph not weird at all, lots of people would love to serve on a jury, I'm just not one of them...lol

Lin me too. I usually don't talk to anyone, I sit there bored to death all day long trying to stay awake

grace I always consider the day a total waste of time when I have to spend it at the court house

roschelle I hope you never have to also

spinninglovelydays I watch a lot of law and order and believe me the real thing isn't at all like the show....lol

bossybetty well maybe you could come and pretend to be me on May 11th. I can see you as foreman :)

ruth I've never had an excuse of any kind that I could use. Whining and crying and kicking my feet wasn't acceptable...lol

char, good to see you back. There has only been one time that I went that I was able to leave before noon, all the other times I was there the whole day

fishhawk maybe I should take some bacon to the court house with me.

donna hmm, maybe I should make me a special button to wear the day I go...lol

miawa from what I was told they go by social security numbers so you don't have to be a registered voter to be pickedf

sandra well the missing work part is great but I usually sit all day long and never have anyone to talk to. I'm not good at making conversation with strangers

sugar well I hope he doesn't mind it as much as I do :)

russ I think my boss would freak out if I got stuck on a jury for weeks or months

rosie your welcome, I enjoyed the visit.

booker your mama is lucky. I wonder if it's too late to go back to school.lol

Doris Sturm said...

The only time I was actually selected for Jury Duty was a very interesting case against Disneyland in Anaheim, California. It lasted 2 weeks and I enjoyed it.

Doris Sturm said...

p.s. I did get paid for my time away from the office - I think my employer paid my regular salary.

Anne said...

Once a year seems like a lot of jury duty. I get called every once in a while. No defense lawyer would ever allow me to sit on a jury so it just pisses me off that I have to sit there and wait until they call me in for the interrogation. The good news is that both lawyers usually agree that I should just be summarily dismissed so once I am called I get out fast.

Tammy said...

I was getting them all the time too. But I only had to go sit once. The rest of the times I just had to call in every other day for 2 weeks. My husband has never received one. Go figure.

Catherine said...

Just once ~ but I didn't get picked. But it was boring sitting there waiting that is for sure.

Hopefully you won't get picked this time!
xo Catherine

Ann said...

Doris, that sounds like it would have been an interesting one. I get paid my regular wages from work also plus the 7 or 9 dollars that I get paid from the state

Anne LOL, I wish they felt that way about me.

Tammy we always have to call the night before to see if our number is dismissed or not. Only once was mine dismissed. the rest of the times I had to go to the court house. My husband has never had one either.

catherine most boring way to spend a day if you ask me.

allotments4you said...

Thankfully I have never had to serve on a jury though my cousin did once on a week long trail. Fingers crossed I won't receive one!!

Ann said...

allotments4you, oh lucky you, hopefully you'll never have to

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