Jury Duty

What a great way to earn $5 a day.

Kind of cool posting from an iPod.

In a Mac cultist sort of way.

19 Responses to “Jury Duty”

  1. major dad says:

    Have they fed you yet?

  2. Mr. Bingley says:

    Gave me am hour or so for lunch; got some tasty Mexican food.

  3. major dad says:

    Been selected or sent home?

  4. Rob says:

    I served about 20 years ago. In a room of 600, I was the third name called, first juror picked. I was paid a little more than that but not much more. My lovely bride told me, “They can’t pay you what you’re worth. They have to pay you at least minimum wage.”

    I think I should get a residual from the Coalition for this:


  5. Mr. Bingley says:

    Sent home.

    I’m good for another 3 years. Yay.

  6. tree hugging sister says:

    THREE YEARS?!?!?! WTFO??!?!

    Bullshit. No wonder NJ’s such a cesspool of incompetence.

  7. JeffS says:

    Last time I was called for jury duty, it was for a vehicular homicide case. The defense attorney rejected anyone who had even a clue about physics. When he heard I’m a engineer, he couldn’t shout “Excluded for cause!” quick enough.

    Only $5? I got $30, including mileage. But I had to turn it into the office, as I was paid as normal, as per office policy.

  8. tree hugging sister says:

    That’s kinda snappy there, Rob.

    We don’t do residuals.

  9. Mr. Bingley says:

    That’s awesome, Rob!

    I clicked through to keep us #1

    Don’t worry about Sis being so cranky; I think you’re worth every penny we pay you.

  10. Gary from Jersey says:

    You wentt Freehold? work there. ot of great places to eat. Too bad you got sent home or you could have tried the crab cakes at the Amercan Hotel, chowed down at Park Avenue Bistro or raised your cholesterol at the diner. The felafel’s great at Ibby’s.

  11. Julie says:

    I’ve never been selected for a Texas jury, after they learn (1) my family tree is full of law-enforcement types and (2) I am from California. Works every time.

  12. Dr Alice says:


    They don’t like doctors either. If it’s a criminal case, I throw in the time I got mugged back in December 1995 and wound up testifying against the defendant. That always works.

  13. JeffS says:

    I can also point to my time in the military, Dr. Alice, including my tour as a provost marshal, with 35 military police at my beck and call.

    Good times!

  14. Yojimbo says:

    I remember getting stuck in the downtown Los Angeles jury system for a month. One civil trial. After that I tried every way in the book to evade another round of that especially since I kept getting called year after year when none of my neighbors received as much as a glance.

  15. Mr. Bingley says:

    Ate at a tex/mex place on the corner of court street and main, Gary. Pretty yummy mole.

  16. Ave says:

    Bingley’s way too full of beans I mean truth and common sense to ever be selected as a juror.

  17. Mr. Bingley says:

    It would not have been pretty to stick me in a crowded jury box after that black bean soup and spicy mole I had.

  18. major dad says:

    Man I have been called to jury duty four years running now but have been selected to sit on a jury only one of those times. Down here it’s just a year between callings and I’m due again.

  19. tree hugging sister says:

    Man, they love me. Been called three times, wound up on Grand Jury once (that’s a 6 month, as needed gig) and (thanks TO my military service I came to find out) on a civil trial.

    Just shoot me.

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