19 March 2007

I can always find something to complain about

Everyone hates jury duty. I thought I hated jury duty.

Then I got assigned to Federal district court jury duty, which is a whole different ball of wax. First, you are on call for a month, though you only have to call in once a week.

Second, it is in the heart of downtown Los Angeles.

Third, they pay me over a hundred bucks a day with mileage, plus I get wages from work.

I had to call in tonight and I already had tomorrow's jury day planned: Take the train down and arrive in gorgeous Union Station. Grab a bagel at the station cafe (I never eat bagels anymore - the carbs! the carbs!). Take my laptop (they have wireless) and read blogs or watch DVDs. Find something fabulous for lunch at the Grand Central Market. And collect my $107.40. All good.

But they don't want me. I'm rejected. Off to work with no bagel, no blogs, no DVDs and certainly no extra $107.

Waah. Feel my pain.

8 comments:

Mr Stapler said...

They didn't select you because you have no peers.

QT said...

They didn't select you because you figured out a way to make it workable and semi-fun.

claire said...

i have never ever heard of anyone being dissappointed for not being selected for jury duty.


that's just weird, yo.

:)

Anonymous said...

Please tell me that you were on selection for the Phil Spector case! LOL!

super des said...

Sounds like a pretty good day you had planned. I'd be upset if I missed out too.

MsLittlePea said...

I hate rejection....I feel your pain.

Suzanne said...

Very Murphy's Law indeed. Maybe next week?

meno said...

I loved being on jury duty. Like you i got paid by my work. We started at 9am, got an hour and a half for lunch and quit at 3:30. Sweet!

Plus the trial i was on was interesting and we all went and had lunch everyday at some cool downtown restaurant.

I want to become a professional juror.

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