Aloha and TGIF everyone! Are you new to Aloha Friday?
Although this is my first time writing one, I have been participating in several for months now on different blog. Please stop by and visit Kailani at Island Life and see where Aloha Friday first started. Her blog button is bellow and she loves to meet new people.
Here is how Kailani describes Aloha Friday:
"In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that we take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So I thought that on Fridays I would take it easy on posting, too. Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response.
If you’d like to participate, just post your own question on your blog and leave your link below. Don’t forget to visit the other participants! It’s a great way to make new bloggy friends!"
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My question this week. . . .
Have you ever been summoned for jury duty? If you have did you end up serving as a juror?
The inspiration for this is both hubby and I receiving juror questionaires, followed by jurror summons. I asked to be excused since I am still nursing JSL. They know from my record that I have not only been summoned before, but served as a member of a jury just weeks before my wedding (it was a rape case). Yesterday JL received a summons for the week of June 30, I told him it should be a light week and he may not even need to head in once he calls in Sunday.
Please help me to kick off my Aloha Friday by answering my question. Also feel free to leave a link if you participate within the comment section.
I have been summoned however I did not serve.
i think i have been summoned three times. i did serve once. it was a trial where someone was suing wal*mart because some boxes of fell on them and they claimed they were hurt. it was ridiculous. just someone out to make some money. we found that the store was not liable for what happened.
I was called for duty when I was about 7 months preggo. My rheumatologist wrote me a note because my FMS and Sciatica was out of control when I was pregnant so I got out of it. I have not been called since. Odd you two were called so close together!
I reported for Jury Duty once, sat in a room on a folding chair with about 50 other people, they sat the jury before they got to my number so I got sent home. I got the questionnaire in the mail twice, once while 8 months pregnant and once right after Kaitlyn was born. Both times I called the County Clerk and explained my situation and was excused. The next time I get the questionnaire, I probably will have to answer it.
The first time I was ever called for jury duty, I not only served on a civil case, I was foreperson! I was the lucky first person out of everyone to be called up. The case involved a man whose house had burned down – his insurance company denied his claim. We found for the plaintiff, the poor man.
A few months after that case I got called again, but I was excused for 2 reasons – the main one being that I had just served, but we had also moved to a different county so I was no longer eligible.
I got called when Zach was about 9 months old, but also asked to be excused because I was nursing/pumping for him. I expect to be called again any day now, since my serving was only postponed.