Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Jury Duty

Jury Duty? Really? I always wanted to get Jury Duty - at least I thought I did. But when I was walking back from the mailbox and reading my mail at the same time, I felt like my heart dropped to the ground. Wow, there aren't a whole lot of things that do that to me anymore. Seriously! Ladies - it was that feeling you might remember from high school when your heart throb walks in the room unexpectedly and you instantly wonder if you look okay. I think it might have also been the initial feeling I had when I first saw the "pregnant" reading on the test stick for Noah. 



I totally didn't expect this - the feeling I mean. I figured I would be all hunky dory for it. I can just imagine the way I will feel in the courtroom too. Oh, the pressure. If I actually get selected and the case actually happens, I wonder what it will be about. And to think that I would have some say in a guilty or not guilty verdict... that is scary. On the one hand, I don't want to feel that terrible heart racing, nervous, don't-screw-up feeling, but on the other hand, it is probably a little healthy to be realizing that there will be real people and the outcome will affect someone's life. Of course the Ward Bird case in NH is a pretty good example of how a jury outcome can affect someone's life. 

I'm just going to pray that if whatever I have to be there for goes to trial, the lawyers do a good job at presenting evidence so that my fellow jurors and I can all make an informed verdict. 

Jury Duty? Really. I hardly feel qualified.

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