Thursday, July 01, 2010
I am still hanging in there. Amazingly it seems summer break has not really started. I had a work related 2 week workshop to attend right after school ended, After a week of working out and enjoying myself, i found out I was summoned to JURY DUTY!! If death wasnt final, i would pick death over jury duty. For the past 3 days, (2 more left) I have played an unreal waiting game. I have always wondered what it was like and now I know I never want to do it again.
8:30am................. listen to speeches about the process
10:15am ................break (15mins)
rt back to jury room
5:00pm..................done for the day
We have to report at 9am, but nothing happens until 10am if you are lucky. If you're not nothing happens all day. I got called up to the court room for questioning at 11:30 on the first day. I was not selected, so I was sent by to the jury room. I was never called up again.
On the second day, I was never called so I spent the day waiting. On day three, I was called again just after 11am, but I guess the case was settled, because we were sent back down 10 minutes later. Again, was never called again for the day. We get to bring out laptops, etc so that helps if you have wireless. For some reason my wireless is not working, so I have just been watching stuff i have saved on Real player. There are 3 tv's but the bailiff controls what we can watch. He keeps the remote in his pocket and we know if he gets up to turn them off that means someone is getting called up. There are over 100 of us there, but they only call about 20 at a time. We never had more than 3 groups called in an entire day.
The sitting is really taking a toll on my low back and my energy level. I really need to see what I can do to over come these to huge setbacks. When I get home all i want to do is eat, then sleep!!!
The good news is in 2 days this is over and i can collect my money and pray I am never called again. I would honestly prefer to go to work than to this.