I’m not going to bore you with all the mundane details of the trial(hehe.. I almost typed trail). I can tell you that I’m really glad it’s over and that I am actually looking forward to going back to work. There’s nothing like listening to four lawyers argue a minute point for three hours to make you appreciate your job.
I am also thankful that it was a civil trial and not a criminal trial, so I didn’t have to be involved in sending anyone to jail. Because it was a civil trial, we only had seven jurors. Did you know civil trials only need six jurors as opposed to twelve on a criminal case? I didn’t. I guess I learned one thing from jury duty. I am also thankful that our case didn’t get nearly as intense as this:
I will tell you one funny story though. This was a case of civilian versus police officer. One of the questions during jury selection was something along the line of, “Do you have a personal relationship or friendship with anyone in law enforcement.” I thought to myself, Ohhh… this is the perfect opportunity to get out of serving on this case, so I raised my hand. I told them that my husband is good friends with a police officer. The lawyer then said something like, “So are you friends with him?” My answer, “No, not really. We don’t hang out. He doesn’t like to scrapbook.” Immediately I thought, What!? He doesn’t like to scrapbook? Where did that come from? I should not be allowed to talk in front of judges, other potential jury members, lawyers, cops, and district clerks ever again. The funny this is that I don’t even have time to scrapbook that much. I have no idea why I said that. I made myself look like a crazy scrapbooker lady for nothing because I got chosen anyway.
Oh well. At least I’m not as crazy as this chick: