Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Ah, jury duty...
Yesterday I spent my time in beautiful downtown Santa Ana, at the courthouse, starting at 7:30am, jury summons in hand.
Not my favorite way to spend a Monday morning, or any morning for that matter, but it wasn’t too bad.
I was called, along with 199 other people, to a criminal case right off the bat. Apparently my name looks like "Leslie Burrow."
I sat next to a sweet old man wearing all black with white socks. When he asked me a question I noticed he had an Australian accent.
"Oh, are you from Australia?!" I asked him.
"Yeah, that's right."
"Oh my gosh, well I just started watching LOST.”
Yes, I actually said that to him.
Anyway, after a loooong time hearing about the case, filling out a petition for dismissal, waiting forever to be dismissed, wondering why on earth a woman would wear an Ozzfest concert t-shirt to jury duty, being called back to be told I was dismissed, and checking out, I am now good for at least 364 days.
I've been called for jury duty FOUR out of the SEVEN years I've been eligible!!
But I’ve never been a juror.