Saturday, June 8, 2019
No Blue Skies
I got called in the first batch of potential jurors. Turned out that it would be a weeklong case beginning on Monday. Sat through about an hour of questions that had nothing to do with anything except who was going to get out of jury duty. Half the room said they didn't speak English. Another quarter couldn't leave their children. I was in the quarter that had a medical reason. The judge dismissed 2/3s of us. I was out before lunch.
The jury crowd is always a bit of a shock. America. You might think you know it, but you probably don't.
There will be no blue skies here again for a long time. Grey days, thunder and lightening and downpours. Months of it.
My mood worsens.