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Jury duty is a pretty strange experience right from the start. Currently waiting in a room full of about 200 people sitting in total silence.

@ndegruchy if I had only thought to bring a book 😂. Mastodon to the rescue!

@geezyx I've had to do it twice so far, all the way from being summoned to being selected to having to continue to show up and issue a verdict. It's an interesting process, and I don't hate participating. That first day can drag though. I usually bring my computer and a movie or two.

@ndegruchy

@mike @ndegruchy why don’t they tell you this in the summons?! “BYO entertainment or you will be bored”

Now someone is here with a loud cellphone clicking and ringing away. It vexes me. I’m terribly vexed. 😁

@geezyx They really should. I had a bit of warning because my wife got called maybe a month before my first time, and she was caught off guard. She didn't get selected, and apparently it was a light day, so she got to leave after a couple hours, but according to her, it was a painfully boring couple hours staring at the carpet.

@ndegruchy

@mike @ndegruchy oh I didn’t even notice the carpet. That should keep me entertained for a bit 🤣

@mike @ndegruchy they ended up releasing a bunch of people, I guess they decided no trial at the last minute. Civic duty served!

@geezyx I've heard that happens often, but it's never happened to me.

@ndegruchy

@mike @ndegruchy I am a little disappointed, was looking forward to seeing the rest of the process. Maybe in a few years...

@mike @ndegruchy why don’t they tell you this in the summons?! “BYO entertainment or you will be bored”

Now someone is here with a loud cellphone clicking and ringing away. It vexes me. I’m terribly vexed. 😁

@geezyx if you want to get excused quickly just fart loudly a few times

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