How did you spend your Monday morning?

Well…… I spent mine at the court house as I was subpoenaed for Jury Duty.

Thankfully after much ado that could have been shortened dramatically, I was released to come home.  No Jury Duty for me this time around, and I’m SO very grateful.

It’s not that I don’t want to do my civic duty – I did sit through all the folks moaning and groaning that they were too ill to be there (then you shouldn’t be there at all), or their business was going to suffer if they were there – or whatever other excuse they could think of.

  • Is Jury Duty any fun?
    • No, of course not! 
  • Does it take some of your time?
    • Well yeah!
  • Is it your duty?
    • I do believe it is!

Another observation – was the ‘dress code’ (or lack of) of the majority of the prospective jurors.  I know we’re an extremely casual society, but good grief.  At least try and look like you might be doing something besides working in the garden, or sitting around a campfire.

I’m just thankful I was in the half who that were called and were excused.  We lived to fight another day! 🙂


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I’ve been called about three times but haven’t been placed on a jury. It is an important Civic duty. Glad you were able to return home. I agree, it’s amazing how casual some people are when it comes to these things. Have a good week ahead, Iris!

Terri Gardner

I’m glad you got out of it. We have a different system in Bates County. I would have to call a number and then was told whether I had to come in or not and never had to even go down to the courthouse. Back in the early ’90s, I got called for Federal Grand Jury and had to make an hour trip up to the federal courthouse in Kansas City, only to be told that I didn’t qualify. That was frustrating, but was glad I didn’t have to make that trip every day if I was called. Dress codes… Read more »