Jury Duty Sucks

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.

There’s more. Google is an awesome service.

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