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Old 06-29-2007, 03:50 PM   #11
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So I basically got to sit and knit all day AND get my regular pay check.
You make it sound so horrible! LOL

I've only gotten asked once... several years ago when the kids were still in elementary school. I showed up at the court house all bright n early, and when the judge came in, the first thing he said was if there was anyone who couldn't serve or just didn't want to, come up and explain. I told him that I had to drive my kids to and from school, and he said "you're excused". That was that.

I suppose I wouldn't make an excuse if I was selected again. The kids are teens now and I think it would be interesting to be on a jury.
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Old 06-29-2007, 04:15 PM   #12
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About fifteen years ago, 2 months after I started a new job with the state of Washington, I got called for city duty. A month later, I got county duty, moved the following month into a different city and a month after that, got city duty in the new location! 3 times in 4 months!

Fortunately, my boss just laughed each time, and the state paid me my regular wage while on duty.

Unfortunately, I just sat in the pool all week long all three times, and didn't get to be called at all.

So I basically got to sit and knit all day AND get my regular pay check.

Haven't ever been called since.

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Old 07-01-2007, 01:29 PM   #13
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That's a hilarious rant Melinda! :rofling:

Well, I just don't want to do it, haven't won't. Can't help it. But then I live in Manhattan (part time) and the whole law scene downtown really freaks me. I finally registered to vote in my town where my house is upstate. I wouldn't mind doing it up here coz it's nice. Except the system up here is pretty darn unbelievable, a local fellow, an older fellow who lives way out in the middle of nowhere, just got 2 - 4 years for growing a couple of marijuana plants in his backyard. 2 to 4 years in jail.
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Old 07-01-2007, 08:17 PM   #14
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ok - (please don't judge me) - when we moved here 3 years ago, I refused to register to vote so I would not get jury duty. My DH did register to vote - and he has not been called, and I have. Go figure.

I guess I better to register to vote now.

2-4 years in jail does sound like a pretty steep sentence for growing a plant, even if the plant could be used for illegal medicinal-type purposes...... and maybe he was only planning to make a rope or some hempseed oil from it? (is this a potential controversial topic??)
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Old 07-01-2007, 10:49 PM   #15
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I've been called for Jury Duty twice now, went the first time, second time I was lucky, had moved out of the county in which I was called.
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Old 07-02-2007, 02:14 AM   #16
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As it goes for me right now, all I have to do is call in on the 25th to see if I need to be there the next day. Unfortunately, the court house is about 50-60 miles in a different city.

I have been twice before when I lived in California. It's my first time here in Oregon.
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Old 07-02-2007, 03:51 PM   #17
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I was called once when I lived in Atlanta. I wasn't a knitter then, but I sat all day at the courthouse and didn't get picked.

After I moved to Texas AND had registered to vote here, my parents got a jury duty notice in their mail addressed to me with my maiden name. Well, I wasn't about to travel halfway across the country for jury duty. Before I even got the chance, my mom called for me and explained the situation, and they took me off the list. I'm still registered to vote in Texas, but havn't been called in either place! Weird.
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Old 07-05-2007, 07:14 PM   #18
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Well I called the jury clerk today and asked about knitting needles. She wanted to know if they were circular or straight. I told her straight wooden needles. I figure I will bring socks to work on, since they don't take up a bunch of space. She said I could bring them with me to the waiting area. If I get called into a trial she said she would hold them for me. Sounds like she might be a knitter herself.
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Old 07-26-2007, 02:30 AM   #19
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Well I called tonight about my jury duty tomorrow and






















I have been excused!

The recording stated that there are no trials for the 26th and that if we were summoned for that day we are excused! Thank goodness... the thought of getting up very early and driving for an hour and half didn't sound fun for me....
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Yeah! for law abiding folk!









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