Friday, September 07, 2007

A new definition of "mixed emotions"

Being "effectually called" to jury duty.

Ungh.

UPDATE: I was thanked and dismissed. Unmixed emotions about that one. It would have been nassty. The prosecutor didn't think I was her guy.

7 comments:

Kristine said...

Eww.

DJP said...

Thank you.

centuri0n said...

Wow. That's the best sermon on Effectual calling I ever read.

LeeC said...

Rejoice always bro. ;-)
You never know how the Lord means to use you in a situation.

The last time I was up I had to go to dowtown L.A.

Turned out the guy I was sitting next to in the pool was a Brother in Christ and we talked for the first four hours about evangelism and love for the lost. We managed to drag a few others into the discussion and I pray it bore fruit. We decided to go to Olvera Street for lunch.

We had just left the corner of the courthouse when we heard a loud "BANG!" we saw people running every which way and police cordoning off the area.

Right where we were standing not three minutes earlier a lady jumped from the ninteenth floor and landed...

A lot of people to talk to there after that.

The saddest part for me was when we got back to the pool a worker asked us who wittnessed her death. My friend and I raised our hands along with some others. They took us aside and started to tell us we were dismissed from duty for a year.

As soon as people figured out what they were doing about five others jumped up and started talking about how they saw it and how traumatized they were...

mikepettengill said...

I have been called to jury duty way too many times for it to be a random process. I only served once and found it to be an interesting experience. I got selected as the Forman for a criminal case. Now, don’t get me wrong, I don’t want to do it again…but, it was interesting.

LeeC said...

Heh, I have been called every year for the past four years...
My co-worker has not been called at all since then.

I say he's paying someoen off to swap my name for his.

Libbie said...

I've never been called, and I'm mildly put out by that. Slightly different process here, though, I don't believe anyone involved in the case gets to choose the jury.