Why do the gods of Jury Duty hate me so much?
I have no issues with Jury Duty and see it as a civic responsibility and would be happy to do it at any time its not horrendously inconvenient.
This is now the 3rd time I've been summoned in my life.
1st time (Florida) I was in college. The summons happened to coincide with my 1st day of classes. Remember in college how you get dropped if you aren't there on 1st day of classes? I had to make arrangements with all profs ahead of time even the ones that were listed as "staff" (had to research to determine professors). By the way, NO I could not get out of it...I tried.
2nd time (Florida) was about 1 year later and ALSO came exactly on the first day of classes. Same story, but at least I had the routine down the 2nd time.
3rd time (Washington, this occurrence) is for 9/11/2009. Remember that Vegas wedding I have planned? Well, I leave for week long Alaskan Cruise honeymoon on 9/12/2009. It says there is a 2-day minimum requirement and it also says on there that I am summoned for a specific trial and I can't have it postponed. I've went online and used their system to give my reason for trying to be excused or get my duty postponed, hopefully they'll see reason.
Why do the gods of Jury Duty hate me so badly? Did I sentence and innocent man to the gallows in a previous life? I mean, seriously, WTF?