Badtux the Snarky Penguin

In a time of chimpanzees, I was a penguin.

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Tuesday, February 27, 2007

I survived jury duty...

They didn't call me. SOB! I just had to check a web site twice a day for a week to see if they wanted me to report. Not that I would have been chosen for a jury -- it's a "jury of peers" and hey, how many penguins are subjected to trial by jury? A penguin on the jury of a people trial just doesn't work out! But it's nice that I'm finished for a year with that silliness.

In other news, I got a new tent, an ultralight one-man tent (no link, not sure I want to recommend it yet). Last night I set it up to seam-seal it. Because it was raining outside, I set it up in my living room, using string and weights to take the place of stakes. The Mighty Fang was much help in tying the strings (not!).

-- Badtux the Judicial Penguin

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Posted by: BadTux / 2/27/2007 06:55:00 PM  


In 63 years I have never had to do jury duty.

Got a few notices that I may be called on but my reply was such that they didn't want me.
# posted by BBC : 28/2/07 7:24 AM  

Same here. For some reason, as soon as I mentioned I had been a cop, I was immediately excused. Wouldn't even let me serve on civil juries.

# posted by andrew618 : 28/2/07 9:19 AM  

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