This may be a long-shot, but it sometimes seems that there are people on the SD who know/have done EVERYTHING in the universe.
I recently did my civic duty of jury service. Here in Massachusetts that means one day or one trial, and in my case it mostly meant a lot of sitting around. Wait here, go to a courtroom, wait while others potential jurors are questions, get questioned myself, get excused (for my personal experience as victim of a similar crime, it seemed like), go back to the first place, wait some more, get sent to a second courtroom, wait while others are questioned, get sent back to the first room when they’d filled their quota before they got to me, wait there a little bit, then get thanked and sent home because they didn’t need any more jurors that day.
IOW, I have nothing to complain about. It was just a minor disruption of my usual life and mildly annoying that in the end it was for no purpose but I was treated politely and respectfully by everyone I encountered. Overall it was just rather boring.
But I wonder how those who are on the other side see it? I mean, every day they have a fresh lot of potential jurors to herd around. It’s likely a first time experience for most of the jurors. They don’t know where to go, what to do, they have to be told everything, they must ask the same questions over and over and over. Same old, same old, day after day.
Or maybe not.
Do funny/strange/interesting/weird things ever happen? Do the jurors behave strangely – or badly – or cop attitudes – or end up having to arrested for whatever themselves?
Do we say the darndest things? One of the jurors I heard being questioned thought she should be excused because she had parrots that would be lonely if she was gone all day. I thought that was pretty… different.
So, any experiences you’d like to share with us?
Edited to add: Or if you had an interesting experience AS a juror, you might share those, too.