March 5, 2009

Dancing at my mailbox

I'm a total civics nerd. I've always love the makeup of governments. What they can and can't do. Why they're different in other places. What role they play in our lives. I love voting. I love the campaign season (although got WAY the hell out of running campaigns after I did that for a bit). I even got a degree in the study of governments. So put that together, and you can still hear my squeals of glee when I arrived at my mailbox and saw the giant black letters on the little white envelope that said... "Jury Summons". Whoot! Happy dance. Whoot! When I immediately called Beerman, he congratulated me because he knows how completely green with jealous envy I was when he got to do it last year, and then said, "Just don't tell them you're happy about this, or you won't get picked." Apparently it's not normal to be this excited.

7 comments:

Skittles said...

I love TV shows real and not so real) and books (fiction) about the legal system, but I don't think I'd be as excited over a jury summons. Mostly because on most days I'm reluctant to leave my home. :P

But I can see why you were excited. :)

Bev Sykes said...

I served on a jury once. Deadly, deadly dull! I'm due to serve again in a month or so.

(Mingling here)

Annie said...

I never get picked. I did get served for Grand Jury Duty, they excluded me because I have three small children. I was like "but it's only two days a month, I can find someone to watch my kids two days a month" I really wanted to be on Grand Jury duty. Now that my name is on that list, I won't get another summons for 3 years. :(

Annie said...

btw I'm mingling too!

Indigo said...

Congratulations!!! My husband finally was called for jury duty in Sept 07, he was totally excited and was actually picked. I think it's going to be a 1-time-only-excitement for him though, it was mentally exhausting for him.

Happy mingling!

Rogers5 said...

Congrats! Dreams really do come true! I know how upset you were last year when Beerman got it and you didn't. Now you get to sit in the box and be questioned. I like Beermans suggestion don't go in so happy they may think you're mentally unstable and never pick you. Good luck

Le laquet said...

I've not been called - not sure I want to be either to be honest! Enjoy!!

Mingling for all I'm worth!