Monday, October 12, 2009

Palette Goes to Court

Sounds scandalous, doesn't it? I wish I could say this was the dramatic culmination of an illicit love triangle between myself, the lieutenant governor, and an aardvark, which resulted in a murder-suicide when the details were leaked to the press, and now I, the sole survivor of our star-crossed love, must now testify. Wouldn't that be awesome?

Unfortunately, I've only been called to jury duty.

The really annoying thing about this is that I can guarantee with near 100% confidence I will be excused from serving. The same thing happened two years ago, when I last was called to be a juror. Apparently, defense attorneys tend not to like it when you say that you know many of the sheriff's deputies personally, either having gone to school with them or them being friends of the family.

So anyways, that's the rest of my day shot. I hope the rest of you have a great Columbus Day and I'll see you tomorrow!


  1. Last time I had jury duty, I was in a hall with something like eighty other people. Maybe one in three of us was called.

    The fact that I was napping in my chair while they were picking us probably didn't help.

    Just consider it one day of your life dedicated to civic duty rather than one week and say thank you.

  2. the one time i was almost called in to do jury duty, it was because i had moved, but forgot to inform the county. since i was no longer living in that county, i was immediately exempt.
    ironically, i was actually kind of looking forward to doing jury duty, being that i was unemployed and bored at the time.


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