May 11, 2009

SERVICE COMPLETED

Continuing in my streak of always hitting the smaller percentage, I was one of the group of potential jurors who were released early when they ended up starting fewer trials today than expected.  It was bittersweet: I am glad to have the rest of the week free and all to myself, but I was a little disappointed to not see the inner workings of the judicial system.

But I am severely glad that I didn't have to spend another minute stuck in a room with daytime television.  I know these shows have viewers, and I apologize if you are one of them, but I cannot stand the talk shows that pepper the day.  Moreover, I am just simply not a big fan of public TVs.  I was far happier for the first quiet hour with my book and knitting than I was when she turned on that danged TV.  If I had to hear any more Dr. Phil, I might've had to plead temporary insanity myself.

In other goofiness, since I get paid for a day as a juror and only was there for a short time, I will almost make as much today as I would've made for the same time at my real job.  Which is in itself a tad depressing.

But no time to be depressed: I have a whole week with nothing scheduled.  And I literally mean nothing.

It sounds heavenly.

Posted by: Sarah at 11:51 AM | Comments (3) | Add Comment
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1 Sweet!!!  The only time I was summoned for jury duty was in a huge, ugly trial. I was excited to be summoned and participate in the process, but when I realized what the trial was for, I was glad that the paper ran a headline the next day (I have my theories on that one...) that made the judge move the trial somewhere else and by extension let me off the hook, pre-voir dire.

And one of my other personal theories is that listening to daytime TV explains a lot of where the country is right now. ;-)

Posted by: kannie at May 11, 2009 12:31 PM (S6srO)

2 Sarah, I'm amazed you had that "first quiet hour" at all!  If I'm trapped with other people in a room with a TV, it's always on. peOple need a constant flow of prOlefeed.  Barf.

kannie, I'd take your daytime TV theory seriously, judging from the daytime TV 'cOverage' I've seen.

Posted by: kevin at May 11, 2009 03:08 PM (+nV09)

3 "kevin" sounds surprisingly civil. I guess he has his own reasons for hating daytime TV.  Must be all the ads.  Communists are allergic to anything reeking of capitalism.

His initial paragraph reveals the contempt the gOOd pro-farcer has for the common man.

I used to be exposed to a lot of daytime TV as a kid. I was addicted to Sesame Street and my grandmother watched over me while As the World Turns and Another World ran in the background.  I barely remember bits of the opening sequences from both.  Wikipedia describes the changing openings of ATWT in incredible detail.

"We do not live in this world alone, but in a thousand other worlds" sounds like science fiction!  No wonder I like sci-fi ... thanks, Grandma!

Posted by: Amritas at May 11, 2009 05:04 PM (+nV09)

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