Saturday, March 26, 2011

Adventures in Jury Duty

So this week I got called for jury duty. It was pretty painful to say the least, I wish I had lied and said I was biased on the preliminary questionaire but turns out I'm a very decent candidate for jury duty.

The first day I was pissed because I got picked, then stepped in dog doodoo, and then got a parking ticket, and I felt like it was a waste of so many people's time and resources to go through this 2-3 day selection process to pick 12 people out of a group of 50 -- plus its pretty impossible to find anyone who's not biased.

Anyways, the judge was very nice ..dunno exactly what the case was about but basically it took 2 days of him asking everyone to talk about their feelings, all touchy-feely like, to find out if we had any life experiences or biases that would make us partial to one side or the felt like speed dating the way they asked us each a series of questions...then I finally got kicked out. I realized if you don't want to serve, just be more vocal about why you have x y or z personal beliefs that would interfere in you being a fair person. Anyways, it coulda been fun to participate but I got kicked out.

Tell me about your jury duty experience!


  1. Jury Duty is horrible... they really need to pay the jurors more than 15 bucks in California..

  2. I'm about to have my first experience in jury duty in a couple of weeks. =P.

  3. at least you get paid 15 bucks Kamran.. haha

  4. I,ve never had to do it fortunately, I don't know how I would feel about being responsible for locking a human in a cage for twenty years, especially if the charge was something like defrauding the government.

  5. dam it must be boring, but at the same time stressful.