Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Jury Duty

Thats where I've been so far this week. Selected for a trial at 6:10 pm on Monday (the summons advises you to be prepared to stay till 4:30pm). Taking the train into the city every day - yuck. Two hours every day gone. Hopefully we'll finish up on Wednesday and life will return to normal. Ha - thats funny.

Sitting on a jury can be educational. I think everyone should do it at least once. This is the second time for me. This particular case has had a few laughs. The clerk fell asleep while court was in session (nice loud snoring) and a witness pointed out to one of the lawyers that there was a finger over the lense obscuring the photo.

On the other hand I've read Ice Station by Matt Reilly and Four Blind Mice by James Patterson. Both decent books with technical flaws (silenced revolvers anyone?)

Ice Station is not for anyone that needs to hold on to reality. A fun, entertaining read that passed the time on the train and waiting in the jury room quite nicely. Four Blind Mice was slightly closer to reality. It was the first Patterson book I had ever read and it will not be the last.

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