Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Civic Duty

I have fulfilled my civic duty for the year...I've been excused from Jury Duty!

My husband has yet to be summoned for Jury Duty, but I've been "fortunate" to be summoned 3 times a year, every year since I've been married!! It seems the computer can't make out my last name-technology! Alright, not only computers, but many people (as well) don't know which is my last name...

The solution to this problem is simple- either delete my husband's last name from mine, or save each and every summons I receive and let them know that my civic duty for the year has been fullfilled.

Me llamarón a que formará parte de un jurado...pero siempre no fui necesitada y me dierón el día libre.

Ya estando ahí en la corte de justicia, pregunté por qué me envian 3 peticiones (para ser parte del jurado) cada año- sí, cada año recibo 3 peticiones para servir como parte de un jurado! Sucede que la computadora no sabe cuál es mi apellido...esto es lo que me sucede por agregar el apellido de mi esposo al mio!

La solución a este problema es fácil- quitar el apellido de mi esposo del mió, o guardar cada petición que me llegue y dejarles saber que ya he cumplido con mi responsabilidad cívica.

5 comments:

Karen said...

I've only been summoned once, but I called and was not needed. Darn it. I'm sure my time is coming though LOL

*HUGS*

Ashley said...

My husband has to go next week and I am summoned the following week.

They spelled my very conventional middle name incorrectly on the summons. Seems to be a widespread problem!

I always get selected. I think I have a reasonable demeanor that both the prosecution and the defense teams can tolerate. Oh, lucky me....

Have a great day!

Rocko said...

I know what you are going through. When we lived in San Francisco I was called-up all the time. I was self-employed, and I would have to take time off to serve (no income). Rusty was never called-up. Here I was called-up once but asked to be delayed because we would be out of the state, I haven't heard from them since, but now I can do it with no problem. Rusty still has not ever been been notified. What's with that?

Yamell said...

I seem to always get selected as well. I know people that have never been selected and then there's me that gets that dreaded letter all the time!

Cracked Chancla said...

i'm like the one person that would want to be in the jury and part of the courtroom borlote. i've been called but not picked.