Friday, May 16, 2008

Makes it a little hard to avoid the news

Jerry has been summoned for jury duty on Monday and I guarantee it'll play out like this:

Judge: Where do you work?

Jerry: At a local radio station ... and my wife works at the newspaper.

Judge: You're dismissed.


Ray said...

If that happens Jerry's lucky!! I was summoned for Jury Duty for the first time a couple of months ago, and it was just so long. I was dying to go to sleep (LOL). Luckily it was only a one day trial though.

Well, take care.

Kristin said...

I feel like an idiot.
I don't get it.
What's jury duty?


LeslieAnn said...

Reason No. 74 I love being a journalist. I will always be dismissed from a jury.

Lori :-) said...

Sorry Kelly, that may not happen... I was called and picked for a jury last year. In addition to working at the paper, I had been in some way acquainted with one of the witnesses, and the particular case I'd have thought some people may have thought I could be biased (though I didn't think so). I figured I'd be kicked out right away too. I think it is getting harder to pick jurors these days, so they dismiss less of them.

The Plainsman said...

In our state, virtually no one gets excused, (except over age 75). But our county has the one day of service feature, too, so unless one gets picked for an actual trial which may go longer, you may even get out before lunch.
I have alwasy found it an interesting experience and fun to meet fellow jurors. The atmosphere is very different from when one might have a one or two week period of service.