Monday, March 2, 2009

Snow Day!

Yes, it's quite snowy here today. Key difference between Boyfriend and myself: While I awoke at 7 am (a good 40 minutes earlier than usual), giddy to find out if work was canceled, Boyfriend woke at his normal time and proceeded to get ready without a thought as to whether or not he might have the day off. Had I not received the cancellation notice immediately, you can bet your ass I would have spent the next hour fervently trying to call back, rather than accepting it and moving on. So even though I got a summons for jury duty on Saturday, I think it's pretty clear who the real adult is in this household.

So this jury duty thing. Anyone ever get one of these before? Got any good stories about it? I used to think that I wouldn't be comfortable serving on a jury. I didn't want to be responsible for making judgements on strangers that could alter their lives. I didn't want to be manipulated by sly lawyers or faulty eye-witnesses. But as I stood there holding the summons in my hand, all I could think of was, "Hey, I get a day off work for this! And maybe more than one day! AND THERE COULD BE FREE LUNCH."

So you can see that my standards are really quite low these days. In fact, I like to imagine that it will be just like that Simpson's episode where Homer gets jury duty:


3 comments:

Lucy said...

Oh, you young ones crack me up!!! When you get out of school, really there are no "snow days" unless the employer closes. Otherwise, you as an adult need to make the decision to use a personal day or take the day off with no pay. Sounds like you got lucky and the employer closed! You are funny.
Jury Duty, I want to do it really bad, I got called twice and had to have surgery twice, what are the odds? So, my dream has not come true yet. My family jokes that if I get another summons lookout surgery is around the corner.
Enjoy your Snow day:)

Phoebe Caulfield said...

You are correct, Lucy! I was quite lucky, and my employer closed. Coincidentally, I am employed by an educational institution, so I still get to enjoy snow days with the kids ;)

eep! What a way to get out of jury duty!

Kim said...

The one time I was called for jury duty I got called into a court room, but never into the jury box and when they sent us back to the waiting area, they told us to go home. It was great. I was out by 10 a.m.

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