Reaching the End of a Crazy Week

I've been enjoying the psychological roller-coaster of having to call in to the federal court juror system every night since Tuesday to see if I had to go into the city.  (When I say "enjoying," I mean "not sleeping; being stressed out.")  Contingency plans for a substitute, all the other stuff going on at school you're trying to get in before Christmas vacation next week, kids whacked out on sugarplums. . . and a co-librarian with a family emergency.  Great timing.


I could have been out from Wednesday on, but instead I kept getting the "don't report tomorrow but call in again after 5 to see if you need to go the next day" message--it was just hard not knowing from one day to the next where I was going to be.  


So, no court for me.  (I wonder if I'll ever serve on a jury.)  No sub for me. . . but I will be subbing for my co-librarian tomorrow.


I'll let you know how it goes reading and doing crafts with the little ones.  


The crafts part scares me more than anything else!


  

Comments

Angela Noelle said…
I've been summoned for jury duty twice and both times never even made it past the call-in. It was almost a let-down after all the stress and anxiety!
Solitary Diner said…
Oooh...I love crafts!
Lizzie said…
Adam just got a summons. I was thinking how nice it would be to have a week of jury duty...
Kate P said…
Angela--I agree! You get all prepared, and then. . . nothing.

S.D.--ha ha, me too! IF they go right.

Lizzie--I think I understand. My mom sounded a little envious, and my dad's semi-retired.
ccr in MA said…
I agree that not knowing would suck, especially at this crazy time of year. On the other hand, I served the first time I was called, aged 18, on a murder trial, and was freaked out the entire time. I'd be glad to never serve again!
Kate P said…
Yikes, CCR. I would like to do it at least once in my lifetime, but maybe not a murder trial.

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