Monday, February 25, 2008

My Civic Duty

I had jury duty today. I drove up to the new Collin County Cour House (the T was missing off the building) in McKinney. I hadn't been there before and people said most Internet directions were incorrect, so I wanted to be early. I got there around 8 AM and the jury room was already packed. There was probably 200 in there. I noticed the room capacity was 600. The lady in charge made us sit down. It was a fire hazard to stand. It was just like being on an airplane. We ended up sitting there for 3 hours. She came in every half hour to tell us she was still waiting for information. I had a puzzle book and they let us watch CNN. But it was so boring and uncomfortable. After 3 hours she said that no one needed a jury and we could all go home. What a waste! At least I don't have to go back for 2 years.

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