December 7, 2008

Duty calls

I'm on jury duty starting Monday. I'm certainly in favor of everyone having to do their part for our wild and wacky legal system (I'm just calling it wacky because this was the weekend OJ got sent away for stealing sports memorabilia, a decade or so after skating for two murders), but I just hope it doesn't adversely affect my blogging schedule.

Actually, I'm probably the only person I know who actually looks forward to jury duty. I'd kinda like to get in the box and listening to some riveting testimony. We'll see how that works out.

Whatever happens, it'd sure be cool if I get to see an attorney wearing a shirt that says "No cupable" - y'know, like the guy in this post.

How am I preparing? I loaded some new This American Life, Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me and All Songs Considered podcasts onto the magic little music box, in case I have to amuse myself while waiting to be called. I bought a 230-count box of granola bars at Costco (actually, it might have "only" been 96 bars) (you may mock me, but what if it's a long trial?). And I'm practicing saying awesome things like res ipsa loquitur and voir dire. Yes, I know I probably can leave those phrases to the professionals. But just in case.


bugs said...

you're the only person i know who looks forward to jury duty & uses it as an excuse to buy granola bars.

Daddy Geek Boy said...

Despite the disruption of my normal life, I don't mind jury duty. At least in Downtown LA, cellphones don't get reception in the waiting room. So I have nothing to do but sit with the video iPod. It's really not so bad.

I say this having never been picked for a trial. Maybe I shouldn't say anything. I have jury duty coming up in Feb.

JBhumitra said...

andrew had jury duty for a double homicide in washington dc - scary! but it wasnt all bad, he ended up dating (or something) one of the other jurors!

bugs said...

one of my dear friends met her now husband during jury duty! years later + 2 kids - going strong! so funny!!!