For Pete's Sake!
So a while back I wrote about how much I hate jury duty, because I always get stuck serving, and I always mess it up. Well, hey. Guess what. I got called to serve! Of course I did.
I got a summons on Saturday for U.S. District Court. I have to serve from October 2nd to the 20th. That's one long time to serve! Gah! I just hope that if I'm seated on a jury that it's early on in the period so then I can be done with it.
The summons also said that on my first day I should expect to stay the entire day - 8 to 5. Can I tell you that I don't even work that long most days? Of course, this month I'm working longer than that, but that's my own fault. I'm thinking about sending them an email to try to get out of it, using the fact that I'm hellishly busy at work next month too, to get out of serving. My luck? They'll say "tough".
What makes it even worse? I think they're going to call me in for sure because I only live 9 miles away from the court, while the district covers the entire west side of the state and the Upper Peninsula, and so some people called may live over 300 miles away. I'm sure that they'll keep that in mind when they decide who to have come in. Damnit.