Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Ordered To Appear

The summons arrived in the mail about two weeks ago. "You are hereby ordered to appear...", it said. Reading further it was apparent that my whereabouts had finally been found, though I had not been hiding, and the county municipal court wanted me to serve jury duty. "Cool", I thought. "This'll be interesting."

I had never served as a juror, though I have several friends that have, and I'm always up for new and different experiences.

I looked through the packet of information, completed the enclosed questionnaire (the thought did cross my mind about answering with non-sensical responses in hopes of not being chosen, but only for a moment), and then found this little gem:



The goldenrod paper was a parking pass. How nice that the city (county, actually) provided free parking to those doing their civic duty.
Turning it over, I saw additional instructions including proper placement of the parking pass.


And then the thought occurred to me: Where is the proper placement of the pass if I decide to ride to the court? Maybe I can tape it to my gas tank? I really don't want to tape it to my windshield, so the gas tank my have to suffice.
My service date is tomorrow (if they don't settle or change their plea) so I'll let you know how things turned out...
Ride Safe.
Doug C

4 comments:

Conchscooter said...

Nice to hear about someone jazzed to be on a jury. I used to be married to a defense attorney and thus could never get selected, now she's a teacher and I work for the old bill so... bang go my chances. And not all of us are lucky enough to live in Licking County. How cool is that?

Doug C said...

Yeah, I know, strange name. Used to be lots of salt licks around when it was first settled in the early 1800s.

irondad said...

Do you have a tank bag with a map window? That usually works for me.

Doug C said...

That is a great idea!

It turned out that the Clerk of Courts saw me arrive and evidently is enamered by motorcycles. She noticed where I had placed it and said it was fine.

The defendant, however, was not so fine... guilty, domestic violence.

Sad situation for the victim.