Its been almost a week?! Really?
How did that happen?!
Sorry to have dropped off the face of blog world! What's that? Oh--- you didn't notice. Okay, well, if you did, sorry. I haven't posted and haven't exactly been visiting anyone else either. So I miss catching up with all of you!!
First things first. Jury Duty.
According to your comments, pretty much none of you have served. So, I am here to tell ya 'bout it so that when your turn comes, you will know what's coming. Or not. They are all different.
My Wednesday started by walking into a very impressive looking building with polished marble floors- loosely translated, watch the corners in your cute kitten heels- you may be sliding instead of gracefully walking. Not that I would do that. Nope. I followed the signs up to the room marked for us. I didn't know if I was to check in, wait, what? It was dead. silent. still. So I asked. Annoyingly someone told me to just sit. Okay, I'll sit. Had it been a more predictable crowd I may have asked if this were the jury room or the funeral home. But I bit my cheek. In silence. Seriously. So quiet. It was like we were all being taken to the gas chamber next.
Relief came when we entered the court room and the judge cracked the joke instead. ;) I liked him instantly!!
I survived the selection process. By not speaking. That's my way of survival that's for sure!!
Thursday morning 13 of us showed up for the trial. Somehow the day went fast and it was very interesting. Then it was done.
Friday morning we listened to closing arguments. Deliberated. Verdict. Done. Before noon.
Painless. Kinda fun. Very interesting. I recommend every one try it. That's what the judge told us to say- tell everyone it was good. And we did all agree. Our attitudes had changed 180 degrees by the time we were done. By noon you really couldn't keep us quiet and everyone cracked jokes. 13 strangers brought together for a brief moment. Deciding one man's future. The judge said find 5 people and tell them. So, I'm finding a few more and telling you all- jury duty is a positive experience. Especially once you get your families schedules figured out.
Okay, I realize there wasn't much here today, but just had to let you know I'm still here and will be back again. Soon!!!
Today's question- What did you do for your 3 day weekend?! Can't wait to hear! I hope its better than mine with the stomach flu!!