Off to Jury Duty ..... 0.o

Little Hot Shot, he was a character
@rebelann (35805)
El Paso, Texas
February 28, 2017 6:49am CST
I wish I could do what Hot Shot used to do, he'd always play hide n seek with me, he was born around 1984 and this shot was probably taken in 1985, it's one of the shots I had transferred from 35mm to a CD. Well, looks like they like old women. I've been selected to serve so off I go to do my duty ..... I sure hope I won't be gone very long, Ally stays indoors when I'm gone but how long is too long for her. Bummer. Do you think I could gain a judges sympathy to let me out of this?
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@Happy2BeMe (71064)
• Canada
28 Feb
I doubt it. Good luck with that. I hope it doesn't last too long for you.
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@rebelann (35805)
• El Paso, Texas
28 Feb
Thank you, I hope it'll only be for the morning, I know Ally will be fine for 4 hours and if that's all it takes she should be ok. She'll have plenty of water and we're going outside now to play for a little while.
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@Happy2BeMe (71064)
• Canada
28 Feb
@rebelann That is good then.
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@LadyDuck (131400)
• Switzerland
28 Feb
I am glad that we have no more civil jurors here, so nobody risks to be called.
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@rebelann (35805)
• El Paso, Texas
1 Mar
I don't think I would like that, if I had to defend myself against a crime I would hope a jury of my peers were there to give their opinion about what they thought. Of course this only works if people are honest.
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@LadyDuck (131400)
• Switzerland
1 Mar
@rebelann We have professional jurors because the civil jurors have proven to be completely lost to judge difficult cases. Now it's much better than in the past when we had civil jurors.
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@rebelann (35805)
• El Paso, Texas
1 Mar
Oh wow @LadyDuck I never would have thought of that, I guess that would make much better sense considering that many here have no clue what the laws really mean. I wonder what the criteria would be for a professional juror.
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@DianneN (66733)
• United States
28 Feb
No sympathy from the courts, I'm afraid. Good luck and I hope they throw you out soon!
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@rebelann (35805)
• El Paso, Texas
28 Feb
Thank you .... ummm, they kinda did throw us out, I was heading home by 12:30pm
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@DianneN (66733)
• United States
28 Feb
@rebelann Great! Now more time for myLot!
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@rebelann (35805)
• El Paso, Texas
1 Mar
Well, actually I fell asleep first @DianneN all that sittin round waitin for the bailiff to tell us where to go, thankfully not he//, was exhausting
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@Asylum (48357)
• Manchester, England
28 Feb
I have never been called for jury service. It should prove interesting, but not a responsibility I would really enjoy.
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@rebelann (35805)
• El Paso, Texas
28 Feb
I'm not liking it either, I'm afraid I won't be able to tell whether or not the defendant is innocent. I'd hate to misunderstand something which happens to me so often.
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@Asylum (48357)
• Manchester, England
28 Feb
@rebelann The decision as to whether a person is guilty or not can be difficult to arrive at.
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@rebelann (35805)
• El Paso, Texas
28 Feb
I had a verdict the minute they told us it was a DWI charge @Asylum
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@BelleStarr (34940)
• Portland, Connecticut
1 Mar
Yes answer the questions like you are really dumb, that usually works pretty well lol
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@rebelann (35805)
• El Paso, Texas
1 Mar
They didn't really ask questions that anyone could answer that way but I think I might become a witness, the 2 peeps that were immediately excused were the witnesses because apparently they do not believe in passing judgement on others.
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@BelleStarr (34940)
• Portland, Connecticut
2 Mar
@rebelann I was dismissed because I had a stillborn, it was a medical malpractice case having to do with a pregnant woman.
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@rebelann (35805)
• El Paso, Texas
2 Mar
So sorry that happened to you @BelleStarr
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@Daljinder (20227)
• India
28 Feb
He is 3 years my senior. Is he playing peek a boo? So cute!
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@rebelann (35805)
• El Paso, Texas
1 Mar
Who is 3 years your senior?
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@Daljinder (20227)
• India
1 Mar
@rebelann Hotshot . He was born around 1984
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@rebelann (35805)
• El Paso, Texas
1 Mar
oh wow, I didn't even think of that @Daljinder sorry. Yes, he used to love to play hide n seek with me and the dogs. It was too funny sometimes. I miss him.
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• United States
3 Mar
Maybe you won't be chosen for a jury?
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@rebelann (35805)
• El Paso, Texas
3 Mar
I was one of the 40 they wanted to check out but I got lucky and they didn't choose me, at least I got $6 for my trouble.
@Corbin5 (89093)
• United States
28 Feb
I do think you need to let the judge know that your poor dog is left all alone due to your service. Probably won't work, but worth a try. Crying may help. You could be declared unstable and home you will go.
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@rebelann (35805)
• El Paso, Texas
1 Mar
I wish I could have but it's hard to find a lot of people who sympathise with pet owners, to them they are just animals
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