Saturday, April 29, 2006

Lady Jan is called to Jury Duty

I got it in the mail today--the dreaded and much feared--Jury duty summons!

I am suppose to appear at the court house on May 16, Which is my birthday! Yeah, happy birthday to me! Read sarcasms here!

It's bad enough to be called to for Jury duty, but it get worse--we currently have
No Parking at the court house! Because they are in the process of building a better and more roomier multi level court house in which to convict and sentence, those pesky criminals that we have so very many of here in Madera. And a multi tiered parking garage to accommodate it. And where may you ask are they building this multi level monstrosity? In the old parking lot! Where else! That's why we have no parking at the court house! And where will the new parking lot be? Where the old court house is(which use to be the old Lincon school 40 years ago)--I assume if they ever get around to flattening it!

So according to the summons I have to drive over to the Wal-mart parking lot and park my car there, and stand around wait for a shuttle that'll take me to the court house, and I'm assuming it'll take me back as well, as I sure would hate to walk all the way back to where I parked my car.

Well, that explains why there is no parking at Wal-mart!

Crap! More standing and waiting, and sitting and waiting, and waiting and waiting--it'll all be for nothing because I have never in my life been called in to a jury trial as a juror. It might be a interesting experience though, but I dread it just the same.


Granny said...

Wow. Mine is for the 23rd. Here we show up and then it's usually a call-in after that. I ended up on a panel once but didn't make the final cut. It was a domestic violence case and the defense didn't want me. Can't imagine why.

I was on several in San Francisco though. You'd think in a city that size they'd stop picking on me every year.

Merle said...

Hi Janice ~~ I hope you can get out of the jury duty. It is such a pain, with
the lack of parking provided.
Thanks Janice for your comments on my blog and for your good wishes etc.
Cheers, Merle.

megz_mum said...

I have been called up twice, did not end up sitting on the jury either time. The parking thing definitely does not sound like fun!

Leslee said...

Well, I hope for your birthday they let you go and you don't have to deal with a long messy trial!

madcapmum said...

I've never been called for jury duty! Now I'm starting to feel shunned!

LZ Blogger said...

Better Jury Duty than a warrent! ~ jb///

ipodmomma said...

have never been called, but then I haven't been around to be called... :)))

good luck! what a b-day drag however...

Janice said...

Hi Ann,

You too? I hope you have better luck with parking than I will.

Hi Merle,

Well, I suppose to call the night before the date and see if they canceled it for that day or not. If they did they'll just summon me again some other day.

Hi Megz_mum,

This is H-mm, this for me is seventh time I think, but I get a little closer every time--then just before my name is called we are all excused, and I go home.

Hi Leslee,

Oh bless your heart! Me too, me too!

Hi Madcapp,

Oh not shunned! Your just lucky that's all.

Hi LZ,

Oh no! No warrent for me! I always go when I'm called.

Many are called but few serve! That's me.

Not that I'm complaining! Well, ya I'm complaining! I'm complaining!

Hi Ipodmomma,

Thank you, and yeah It a real b-day drag, and I'm not looking forward to it--not one little bit!

Grumble grumble.

Your Lady Jan~

Granny said...

No need to park I can walk to the Courthouse.

Janice said...

Hi Ann,

Lucky you! I have to catch a shuttle.