Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Duty Calls

Tomorrow is a big day.  I have been summoned for Jury Duty.  You may think I'm stating this little fact with sarcasm, but really-- I mean it.

I'm pretty jazzed about my important job tomorrow.  I have never been called for jury duty.  Or perhaps I was called, but I have never attended.  The last time I got a jury summons in the mail, it was a call-in situation and all I got to do was phone in at 10am and be told by a recorded voice told me I wasn't needed.  BOO.

The day I got this summons in the mail, I taped it up to my fridge, marked my calendar, and have been counting down the days.  Is that weird?

Today I figured out the DART (Dallas Area Rapid Transit) rail schedule because I'm going to use public transit to get downtown to the court house.  In Dallas, public transportation isn't utilized all that much. I've only taken it once or twice, and never by myself.  Tomorrow, I'll be on the Blue Line, heading south! 

I feel like I'm going on a big adventure, into the big city, to bring someone out there to justice.
I know I might not get selected to serve on the jury, but I'm going to do my best!  I hope this trial is for a very serious crime- like murder.  I would love to be sequestered for a few days, be told not to read the paper or watch news coverage about the trial, and then appear on Nancy Grace retelling my behind the scenes observations.

12 comments:

Lisa said...

I hope your jury service is as exciting as you imagine it!

Anonymous said...

Your service as a jury member is appreciated - as an active duty detective who spends much of his time in the courtroom, I understand the need for patriotic, responsible people who are willing to serve. I hope you enjoy it and look forward to your thoughts/experience.

Suzi @ u2rblessed said...

I have jury duty on October 6, the day after I get back from my girls trip to Oregon (Art Camp with Terri Brush Designs). However, I usually never get picked, since my husband is a police officer.

Jadyn said...

I think it would be so interesting to be part of the process, can totally imagine you're excitement! I hope your day went well!

soraya nulliah said...

good luck Kerrie-hope things go well for your jury duty:)

shari @ little blue deer said...

Ha! You are too funny! I have gotten excused from every case but it can be kind of interesting. I used to take the little downtown trolley to work when I lived in Dallas, lol! I had moved from NYC and didn't drive, quite the anomaly in TX! XX!

Melissa Sarno said...

This is hilarious! How did it go? I hope you got picked! I'm actually petrified of jury duty. I nearly got put on this insane murder trial that was actually a pretty big case in the news. I think I begged the judge to let me go. I'm not sure why it freaks me out so much. I guess I have trouble thinking someone else's fate is in my hands...

Laurie said...

I hope your stint at jury duty was exciting...but not TOO exciting. I have a friend who got put on back-to-back murder trials during her two weeks of jury duty. She was a basket case by the time the second one ended.

jasperandblue said...

Go, have fun and take a book...

ching said...

wow, good luck with jury duty. ;)

bobbi said...

Like in a Grisham book!! Exciting!

jehara said...

i still have yet to be called to jury duty, but so wish i would. i may be odd for it, but i so would like to do it.