July 31st, 2006

Books

Jury non-duty day one

I did not get selected for a jury today. I was the subject of the 4th preemptory challenge by the prosecutor in an assault case. This was around 3 p.m. so I got to go home. Tomorrow I go back in the pool to see if I get picked for a different trial.

On the other hand, when I mentioned to the clerk at Elliott Bay Books that I was serving on jury duty, I found out I get a 20% discount by showing my juror badge. Yes, I bought more books.

Toon

One more thing on the assault case

The defendant is a doctor. An attractive young doctor. For those women who like to date bad boys, get down there during the trial and see if he's available. If things go the prosecution's way, you could fulfill both your fantasy of dating a convicted felon and your mom's that you'll marry a nice looking young doctor.