I love the fact that the courts South of Oakland are located in the "Hayward Hall of Justice"
I had gotten my summons and decided to do this a while ago,
and then I lost my summons,
but then I found my summons so I guess I still have to go.
I'm not going in there with a plan..
(originally the BSG music was here)
I actually enjoyed serving the last time I was there. I actually sort of fought to be on the jury because a defense attorney indicated he thought that with a last name like mine I would be unsympathetic to alcohol related allegations. (And I thought that was a jerky thing to imply.) I won't tell you how things turned out on the internet, because I think I'm not supposed to discuss such things. But, if nothing else (...and it was something else too,) it was a Jane-Goodall-esque observational study of 11 semi-local wack-a-doos locked in a room. (Okay, and me, potentially the wackiest of the bunch.)
Jury duty is an opportunity to be legitimately judgmental!
Legitimately judgmental without guilt about being judgmental!
I can get it all out of my system. It's great! I highly suggest it.
If the cards had played out differently I would want to be a professional jury consultant. I have paperwork for FACS certification on my work(1) desk buried somewhere under and inside 7 inches of journal articles.
You may think I'm kidding...let's put it this way: This is 1 of my 3 desks.
I find "ordered chaos" kind of works for me. It's chronological by depth!
(No, those drawers haven't closed in years. That's critical real estate!)
Do you see...this? Kenny? Oats? DomoKun? Hawking? Mustard? JASMS? (that article is old, but happens to be journal appropriate.)
If I had taken the picture with a high enough resolution camera maybe I'd quiz you on the books there, but I think I would recognize some of them at 100 yards, so I might have a slight advantage in that type of game.)
Anyhow, I ought to be getting my work in now as I will be missing out on doing stuff while I'm sitting around doing my civic duty and day dreaming about superheroics. I'm actually out of blank etch-a-sketches because I've hit a point of not being able to erase what I've got, so it won't be productive in that way, but maybe I'll crank out a draft for my introduction and next week I won't be all angsty about how much I have to do. For now, ...angst.
Time and time again I've thanked them for a piece of mind
They helped me find myself amongst the music and the rhyme