Wednesday, January 14, 2009

wanted

Yesterday, along with all the fabulous birthday cards (thank you everyone! and more details on the birthday another time) I received a summons to do jury duty. Yikes!

I've already had this pleasure in this fine city I live in and let me just say that as a stay-at-home mom, it is most difficult to do jury duty. Its not like I can just give Jimmy and Gracie a note from the court stating that I had to be at the courthouse all day (and possibly the next two) and so if they wouldn't mind, would they please make sure they get Grace to school on time, pick her up, eat lunch, get dressed, not fight, not talk to strangers, not have too much candy, change Jimmy's diapers (yes, still diapers), not jump on the bed, etc. It says (in very small print) 'jury service will not be excused except for good cause... Requests to be excused or postponed should be mailed or brought to the Jury Supervisor's Office... You will only be notified if your request is denied.'

Great. So I've got one shot to make for my good cause. Help me out here!

6 comments:

H. said...

Oh wow. Happy birthday to you, I guess. I think I remember you doing this last time. Good luck, my friend.

On another note, why Nashville? And it's not too hot and humid?

Sally Morrison said...

I recommend bringing the kids with you. Let Grace explain things to the court. That should fix it.

kev&chels said...

i totally got out of it by saying i had small children. they said it wouldn't get me out of it forever but at least it postponed it. it's worth a try!

The Lunts said...

Yikes! I got mine yesterday too, but I might be on a Grand Jury and their term of service is 3 days a week, 9-5pm for ....3 MONTHS!!! I also have no idea of how to get out of it, I'm hoping to push the still-nursing-child issue. Wish me luck and the same to you. Maybe we can swap babysitting if we don't go on the same day...

Alicia said...

I would go the letter route...in fact, I went the letter route. I said it would be a "hardship" because I do not have a job, have a small child at home and could not afford to put the child in daycare - the $12 a day they pay would not quite cover it. Good luck my friend!
P.S. We will have to postpone hanging out because Bry got sick again if you can believe it. She is on drugs, so hopefully the ear infection/cold will go away soon.

Katers said...

Good luck getting out of it...I've never been called and think it still sounds kind of exciting (perhaps I've watched one too many episodes of Matlock). I bet you'll be able to get out it, just don't take NO for an answer!!!