Scott Thatcher

Published: June 10, 2008 at 7:26 AM

I hear people try to avoid Jury Duty like the plague. I've been very lucky. 41 years old and never been called for Jury Duty (knock on wood)!!
Joshua Counsil

Published: June 10, 2008 at 9:31 AM

Court room drama is a major movie/TV seller. Theme parks should capitalize on that.

Jury Duty: Extreme Justice

Deidre Dennis

Published: June 10, 2008 at 9:32 AM

I had the privilege of serving jury duty on a federal extortion case once. The experience was awesome and I'm actually waiting to be called again because that was over 12 years ago.

I must be crazy...

Rob Reynolds

Published: June 10, 2008 at 10:05 AM

I had jury duty recently and just like most things operated by the government it's inefficient and slow. Speaking of - what's the deal with service lately at Six Flags parks? Recent feedback from friends and family seem to indicate that basic customer service is serioulsy lacking. I recently experienced this lack of service at Six Flags Over Texas. As an example, I waited in line for 30-40 minutes to be greeted by a less than pleasant food service worker who didn't seem to care whether I was there or not. Look I understand that these jobs are generally filled by younger people who probably don't care that I am standing in front of them asking for a corn dog. However, Six Flags needs to take initiative to find ways to motivate and/or train their employees regarding the concept of customer service. Not to mention the appearance of some of their employees. I felt like I was talking to gang members at times when I simply wanted to purchase a $4 coke. I just think with the high ticket and food prices at Six Flags, I should have the right to expect a fair level of customer service. Maybe I'm way off base but that's my opinion.
LJ Warner

Published: June 10, 2008 at 10:04 AM

I've been called twice to duty, once was not seated to a jury and the other time I had to write out an essay on why I shouldn't be placed on a jury. It was for a double murder trial, I stated in my essay that while I didn't get paid for duty I could arrange my work schedule to be able to attend the trial and still work - but did the judge really want a sleepy juror? The answer was NO and I went home after getting paid a whopping 32 cents for my milage (I walked to the courthouse) and losing a days pay
Besides Christmas week, any week with a federal or state holiday also decreases ones chances to get called for jury duty. Not that anyone was wondering.
James Rao
Writer

Published: June 10, 2008 at 4:01 PM

I always try to mimic Jimmy Stewart in MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON whenever I have jury duty ("But yer honor, ya can't do that without the will of the people!"). It seems to scare people off and I get sent home.

If that doesn't work, I tell bad legal jokes, like this one:

You know you need a new lawyer when.... the one you have fires off a "whatever" every time the judge says "overruled."