I was originally summoned to report for Jury Duty back in September, during one of the busiest times of year at the shop. I was easily able to reschedule my service, much to my amazement. My new summons was for today, and I dutifully went to East Lansing district court at my designated time - 12:30pm. I checked in (no security!), was handed a sealed envelope with my 1/2 day's pay in it, and took a seat. I cast on for a sock, and prepared for the long wait. I put my knitting down during our orientation, and for the entire voir dire. Mercifully, I was not picked this time.
And, here's the thing. I was out by 2:30. I was totally not prepared for this. And so my Jury Duty sock looks like this:
|It's a Jury Duty toe. With Rhinebeck yarn from 2009 - Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock lightweight in Guppy.|
And guess what? I don't have to call, report back, or get put into another Jury Pool. I am done. For one year. What a relief!
If I get summoned again I hope it is to my little East Lansing district court. On their website it states: "It is recommended that you bring something with you that you can do quietly while waiting, such as a book, knitting, newspaper, or crossword puzzles." Government approved knitting. Besides, the court is just one block from the yarn shop!