Just before I started Candy-O I had jury duty. I got in and out fairly quickly for Nueces County. Then the Feds called me in for their version of jury duty. That time I got picked and served on a jury for about a week. I had a short mention of it interrupting my boat building progress in an earlier blog entry. I was called in again by the county but got out of it because I just served on the federal jury. About six weeks ago I got called in by the county again. Yep, picked again and served 2 weeks on a jury for an attempted murder of two policemen plus a stolen vehicle and drug charge. It was pretty high profile. Lots of news media. Well just as I get progress going on the boat getting ready for the Texas 200 again this year the municipal court sends me a jury summons. I really hate to complain because I truly feel obligated and feel good about doing my civic duties, but come on!
For those of you scoring at home, that's five in the last year.
I get called in usually an average of once or twice a year and don't get picked. I had a Cal Ripken like streak of not getting picked. The streak went on for years and years. Then there were the last two times...I am pretty sure I can get out of this latest one pretty quickly after serving so recently. I go in Monday.
Don't the courts know I am working on a boat?!!