Yes, you read that right.
The old lady dumped me.
No, not Natalie. (I can't stand it when husbands call their wife "an old lady". In fact, I hate it).
It was Lady Justice.
As you may recall, I was selected for potential jury duty. Yesterday was the day. Sadly, I was not selected but I can tell you it was an experience.
First, based on the process of selecting the jury, they give you some insight as to the nature of the case. Attempted murder. Boy, I can tell you that would have been somethin'. Doctors testimonies. Firearms experts. Tons of witnesses. I would have been digging that all the way. That is so up my alley.
I also got a pretty impressive look at how the jury thing is really done. The next time someone tells me the jury selection process is crooked and unfair, I can tell them this: one woman was excused during the questioning when it was discovered that she barely understood English. If you want a fair trial, do you want someone like that determining your future? Yeah, I didn't think so.
It was scheduled to last 2-3 days plus deliberations. That may have jammed up my plans a bit, but I was prepared to do it for the greater good.
In any case, I am off the hook for a full year. Even though I was not seated, I was a part of the process and therefore did my civil duty.
Maybe next time.