I'm very glad that being self-employed allows me to get out of jury duty. Depending on the time of year, it could seriously impact, my business to lose that much work time. I think we just have such a HUGE juror pool in this city that they can afford to have that policy. Once when I had to actually go to the courthouse, my group ended up being sent home after lunch because they had too many jurors that day.
I loved the story a while back about Tom Hanks quietly reporting for jury duty. He got empaneled on a jury and everything....and then a young DA (I think) blew it by speaking to him and thanking him for serving, thus causing grounds for a mistrial
Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.' - Isaac Asimov
I was thinking of the immortal words of Socrates, who said, "... I drank what?"
My federal grand jury was pretty time consuming. I was a university student, but I was getting burnt out as I had a job while going to college. My financial aid had been cut off so I had to work more hours. I ended up taking a year off of college and my job had flexible hours so I was able to do okay financially. It was a great learning experience and I could travel to stay with my parents for a .25 bus fare so I could pocket the 40.00 lodging and travel money they gave me. I got a ride with a lady who lived north of me so the travel was cheap, too. Some of the cases we worked on involved some very well known politicians and celebrities. There was lots of fraud and other big criminal activity going on in the mid 70's.
WISHING ALL WHO CELEBRATE A MOST JOYOUS EASTER!
"...each affects the other, and the other affects the next, and the world is full of stories, but the stories are all one." - Mitch Albom, one helluva writer.
When you throw a rock into a pack of dogs, you know which one you hit by the one that yelps!
That's funny, Brooks. I'd assume the percentage for 'ears first' would be higher as well.
I can't remember the last time I ate a chocolate bunny.
Count your blessings!
Most of them are the cheap chocolate and I can't stand them.
You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to.