Monday, November 26, 2012
Today I had jury duty.
I had to get up VERY early (6:30) so I could have coffee and breakfast before having to get there by 8 am. Have I mentioned how much I DISLIKE getting up early??
After getting to the court, there was LOTS of waiting. And reading. And list-making. And more waiting. And people watching. And TV watching. And more reading. And dozing I believe. And more waiting. The time went by SO SLOW!
They did call jurors #1-#36 at around 11:30 am. We broke for lunch at 12:30 pm and had to be back by 2 pm because they were going to be using more jurors in the afternoon. At 2:30 pm they called jurors #37-#119.
Wow…that’s a lot of jurors!
But guess what number I was?? #124. They sent the rest of us (about 15 people) home!! I guess I was lucky after all.
I’m glad I wasn’t chosen just because I was tired, but SO WISHED that I could have left before lunch. I had a pathetic veggie sub from Subway and WAY overpaid…seriously when did Subway get so awful…almost $6 for a veggie sub that they are SO stingy with the vegetables and a bag of chips!!
Thankfully I was home by 3:30.
Now I just need to stay awake for my night shift tonight…I have a feeling I’m going to need a couple No-Doze 🙂
(edited after work–so I found out at work that I could have told them I had jury duty and not have gone in…I thought since I worked 3rd shift it wouldn’t get covered…I’ll have to remember this for 3 years from now when I get called for jury duty again! IT WAS SUCH A LONG NIGHT because I was so tired…I was in a major fog…)