I did a lot of sitting around and feeling bored this week, which is uncharacteristic, but not unexpected. I was on voir dire aka jury selection.
As I was sitting there in the freezing courtroom, I briefly contemplated pet care as a means to get out early, but decided wisely in the end against making a fool of myself.
Which is more than I can say for some other jurors. What possessed these people to say what they said in front of a room full of strangers, I would never know.
Maybe they tried to inject humor or to gain sympathy or to make themselves to appear wholly unsuitable as jurors. Whatever the reasons were, most of these people did end up being dismissed earlier in the rounds.
Maybe next time I’ll try to act crazy.
Anyway, after 28 rounds that pretty much took the whole day, both sides were finally satisfied with the makeup of the jury. 15 jurors (3 would be alternates, I suppose) were eventually seated for the upcoming trial, and the rest of the potential jurors were dismissed.
I was one of the unlucky remaining handful to not be seated in the jury box, or should I say lucky. The judge did mention the trial will definitely run through Halloween and possibly Thanksgiving. With that, I went home feeling quite lucky.
Now, take a look at these yummies
“She always finds creative ways to bring her garden into her kitchen and here is yet another simple yet elegant idea.” — Deb
“Ways to bring the garden into the kitchen are always a hit with me, and what a lovely color!” — Liz
“I am not much of a ‘dessert’ person, but I wouldn’t be able to resist a piece of this cake.” — Liz
“I find this quite remarkable. Salty Ritz crackers layered in a sweet pudding flavored with limes. What a novel and intriguing idea!” — Angie
“There are so many recipes out there for energy balls, but this one actually got me interested. Could it be because it includes pineapple?! Who knows…but I was all ears or all eyes when I saw it.” — Angie
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