Jury Duty

I had jury duty today. After 7 1/2 hours of hanging out in the jury room (mostly I worked on crocheting this doily; PDF file), my name was finally called, along with several other people. The judge announced that we had been selected to serve on a two-week-long trial. She asked if anyone in the group had a reason he or she would not be able to serve for two weeks. A few people responded that they could not be away from their jobs that long, or that they were planning to take a trip. The judge interrogated each one of them–is there anyone else who can do your job? What would happen if you weren’t there? Can your trip be rescheduled?, etc. When she came to me, I said, “I’m due to have a baby any day.” She just smiled and said, “Okay, next.” A man in front of me turned around and whispered, “That was a good one. I think I’ll use that one next time.” 🙂 Needless to say, I was excused.

Also, I found out that in my state, if you are summoned for jury duty, and you are a woman breastfeeding a child, you are automatically excused. I’m glad someone has gone before me to make things easier for breastfeeding moms.


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