May 12, 2007
Duty, Day 2

So day 2 didn't start until Wednesday. The courts called in a different group of people for Tuesday, so I didn't have to show up until Wednesday morning.

Anyway, Wednesday was even more dull than Monday. Absolutely no jury pools were called. Never have I had to endure anything as boring as that... unless you count a trans-atlantic flight, but even the coach class seats were more comfortable than what we had.

Thus ended my 'service' as a juror. A week filled with less excitement than watching paint dry, then crack, then flake off and fall to the ground.

Posted by Austin at 02:40 PM
May 08, 2007
Duty, Day 1

For those of you wondering how exciting the wonderful world of Jury Duty is... well, it isn't. Yesterday was my first day, and they called all of one jury panel the entire day. This is aparently far from the norm, but led to about 150 people sitting in a confined space for most of the day.

The good news is that I don't have to report this morning, but that doesn't mean my service is over just yet. I have to call the Jury Hotline (images of something akin to the Bat Phone dance in my head, but it's really just a pre-recorded message) to see when I need to report next. My guess is that time will be this afternoon.

If something interesting happens, I'll let you know. For now, though, check out this interesting read from Defective Yeti.

Posted by Austin at 06:06 AM