…and jury duty still pretty much sucks.
I had jury duty today and it was boring! Which in a way is a blessing because I really didn’t want to be on a jury again. I was put on a jury at the age of 20 and it was okay but very intimidating at the same time. The idea that I had a big hand in this person’s fate (in this sense) was very scary to me at that age…and this one. Not to mention it is my Saturday and I had to get up earlier and drive farther then if I had gone to work.
So I woke my ass up at 6:20 am on my Saturday, left a warm bed with a hot man, and proceeded to get ready. I was all ready with plenty of time to get there (even packed a snack) when I realize I don’t have my phone. NOOOOOOO! It is not only my main source of entertainment during jury duty but my directions to jury duty. So after 15 minutes of searching the apartment I came up empty. Then I had to resort to waking the hot man up so he can call me so I can find my freakin’ phone. At that point, I know I am going to be late but I am going to need to take the toll road to make it less late so I get to pay to go to jury duty. I make it there, I park, and I run into the courthouse to find that there a bunch of late folks so I feel less bad. So I check in and start streaming my shows using my new airpods, which were key. My phone is older so it doesn’t keep a charge longer then a couple of hours with constant use. So I plugged it into the external battery, that the hot man so thoughtfully charged for me the night before, while still keeping myself entertained because my airpods don’t need to be plugged into the normal charging port.
So they proceed to call people into interviews, etc. and my name isn’t called. We get a two hour lunch and I am wondering what to do with myself. I have been doing really well with my week of cutting calories low and suddenly there’s junk food in the cafeteria calling my name. I ate Cheetohs and grilled cheese and fries before we were dismissed. I am thankful for the dismissal before traffic got bad but it was so boring. I was going out of my mind a little bit. I know that jury duty is an important civic duty and I am willing to do so, that doesn’t make it suck any less. Man this being an adult crap is overrated.
The whole time I was in jury duty I kept flashing back to the sex and the city episode when Carrie has jury duty. “As far as I’m concerned, before 9:00 am every body’s guilty” or something along those lines. It was funny when I watched it, but seemed really true at 7:45 am being late and stuck in traffic. Have any TV moments ever directly correlated to what’s happening in your life?