As I mentioned earlier I had jury duty today.
I got ready in plenty of time. I showered, shaved, and even put on cologne. I put on my best cargo shorts and a clean white pocket-tee shirt. I brought my glasses and a book to read. I brought a bottled water too (permitted for jurors only). I had my jury notice and my ID with me.
I left the house at 1:00 p.m. I was supposed to be there at 1:15 p.m. Traffic was heavy. When I arrived at the courthouse the parking lot was nearly full. I had to park nearly a block away in the far corner of the lot.
I hobbled to the courthouse because my right calf is stiff and sore. I stood in line at the security check-in. I had to practically undress before I went thru the scanner.
I had to take off my belt to get in and after they scanned me I couldn’t get it back thru the loops so I shoved it in my pocket. I gathered up all my shit and headed for the jury office.
I had to wait for the elevator because there was no way I was risking the stairs with my gimpy leg. I got to the second floor and there was an overflow crowd at the door to the jury office. I thought I was in line but it turned out that the people in front of me were already checked in. There was no place left to sit and there were about 20 people standing inside or around the entrance.
When I got up to the counter the clerk was really snotty. She told me I was late and I was supposed to be there at 1:15 but now it was 1:25 and since they were already over capacity I would have to come back next week. Then she wrote “6/14/16 at 1:00” on my jury notice and gave it back to me. I didn’t want to go to jail so I meekly took the paper and left.
I assume she told the people behind me in line the same thing.