Tomorrow I have to head over to the county courthouse because, for the second time in my life, I’ve been called for jury duty. The first time I was called was in 1999, right after we moved to Brazoria County from Walker County. The call was for Walker, so obviously I got out of that one, since I didn’t live there any longer.

I actually postponed this one because it was originally scheduled for the time that we had an out-of-state trip planned. You get one freebie, where you can ask to reschedule your duty. I used mine. I’m praying that I don’t get picked, that they will decide I am too white, too educated, too conservative to serve on a jury. I know that sounds terrible, but it’s pretty much a given that those are not desirable qualities in a jury member.

The fact is, I’ve not been feeling too perky for several months now and I’m in the middle of doctors’ appointments trying to figure out why I feel the way I do, if there’s another reason aside from needing to (a) exercise and (b) lose weight. I have two appointments this week that I will have to cancel/reschedule if I get picked. So I’m hoping at least this time I’ll get passed over for my civic duty.

3 thoughts on “Duty

  1. I can yell you the way to not be picked. Be outspoken. Tell your opinion, answer questions truthfully without hesitation or any sign of doubt. One side or the other will be guaranteed not to like you. On the other hand when unstinted be silent or avoid interaction with the lawyers and you are a guaranteed shoe-in for service. They can’t dismiss you for looks (white woman) but have to have justification. Your strong opinions give justification.


    1. Fortunately, two of the three cases they needed jurors for settled. They called a bunch of names and told them to report to a specific courtroom at 11:00 a.m. and told the rest of us we had fulfilled our duty and were free to leave. HALLELUJAH!!! 😀


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