Polk County has seen fit yet again, for the second time in two years, to call me for jury duty. Wow. A chance to do my civic duty. Great.
Yeah, not really.
It’s a friggin’ hour drive to Bartow to the court house, way too early in the morning. Then I get to spend the day attempting to convince a bunch of lawyers that I would make a lousy juror, without actually saying, “Because I don’t care, and all I really want to do right now is go home. Or go to work. Or have dental work.” I know, “It’s my civic duty.” “I should be honored to serve.” Blah blah blah. Well, I’m not. I’m bitter.
Anyway, think of me on Monday, waiting desperately for them to dismiss me, so I can go home and forget about this whole ridiculous ordeal for another year or more. I swear, if they call me next year, I’m moving.
For all of you who face similar issues in the future, may I present the following links on how to get out of jury duty. I haven’t tested any of them, but they do give me some hope that I might only have to be there one day.
- Wiki How on How to Get Out of Jury Duty
- Mental Floss on How to Get Out of Jury Duty
- Larry Awesome’s Amusing and Informative Take on Getting Out of Jury Duty
There’s more. Google is an awesome service.