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Confession: I am outraged I have to report for jury duty
by Anonymous
October 10, 2012 at 11:14 AM

A. I will be in the third trimester by then. Being hugely pregnant is NOT a viable excuse.

B. I have a toddler. They don't care about that. It is not permitted to take kids with you to the courthouse.

C. If they make me go BACK in a few months, I'll be nursing a newborn. Breastfeeding is not a viable excuse either. I DO NOT pump! I am a SAHM so I do not need to pump (pumping sucks - anyone who does that regularly gets hugs from me!)

D. My friend who had catastrophic injuries after falling from a great height about a year ago has been called to serve. SHE HAS A FUCKING BACK BRACE and is having surgery on her back *again.* She barely can do anything at this point. O.0 I think anyone with a BACK BRACE who cannot sit for long periods whatsoever should be automatically excused without having to show up. She has a long ass drive to get there.

I think anyone with painful disabilities/long-term injuries should not have to show up. Anyone with under school age kids shouldn't have to serve. Any woman/SAHDad  who has an infant shouldn't have to serve!

FML.

If they do not automatically excuse me due to being pregnant I will force the issue by somehow letting it be known that I am a filthy dirty Canadian socialist that believes in same-sex marriage rights, universal health care, taking care of poor people, free college education and I dunno...I'll come up with something offensive that will make them think I am too biased. 

If I didn't have small kids/fetus I would serve, seriously.


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  • Anonymous 2
    by Anonymous 2
    October 10, 2012 at 11:16 AM
    Are jury exemptions not the same everywhere? Here (tx) if you have a child under two and you are primary caregiver with no child care-you are exempt and don't even have to show up-just check the form and mail it back in...
  • rockinmomto2
    October 10, 2012 at 11:17 AM

    If you're a primary caregiver, or breastfeeding, you get excused. My mom gets excused because she's self employed.

  • Anonymous 1
    by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster
    October 10, 2012 at 11:17 AM

    No ma'am! The only viable excuse is if you are the primary care giver of someone who is permanently disabled. They don't give a fuck if you have a toddler/infant.

    They actually expect you to plunk your infant in a day care you've never even seen before. Seriously?! I SAHM because I don't trust daycares with babies! FACEPALM.

    The more I think about it, the madder I get.

    Quoting Anonymous:

    Are jury exemptions not the same everywhere? Here (tx) if you have a child under two and you are primary caregiver with no child care-you are exempt and don't even have to show up-just check the form and mail it back in...


  • kyuteangl88
    October 10, 2012 at 11:17 AM
    It's like that here in CA too, and breastfeeding is a valid exemption.

    Quoting Anonymous:

    Are jury exemptions not the same everywhere? Here (tx) if you have a child under two and you are primary caregiver with no child care-you are exempt and don't even have to show up-just check the form and mail it back in...
  • kiko2mommy
    October 10, 2012 at 11:17 AM
    In az all I had to have was a drs note.
  • Anonymous 1
    by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster
    October 10, 2012 at 11:18 AM

    Not here. Your mom would be fucked here I think.

    Quoting rockinmomto2:

    If you're a primary caregiver, or breastfeeding, you get excused. My mom gets excused because she's self employed.


  • Anonymous 1
    by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster
    October 10, 2012 at 11:19 AM

    I asked the OB for one. He said sorry but pregnancy isn't an excuse (if I had a complication it would be an excuse.)

    I am going to fucking RAISE HELL if they make me go to the courthouse. Injustice makes me RAGE. I will demand to file some kind of complaint whomever is in charge. Fuckers. Of course, my little complaint won't count for shit.

    Quoting kiko2mommy:

    In az all I had to have was a drs note.


  • cLanief
    by cLanief
    October 10, 2012 at 11:20 AM
    I'd kill to do jury duty. So go, and when they ask a. Question.. Start talking crazy or take pee breaks every 5 mins.
  • Anonymous 2
    by Anonymous 2
    October 10, 2012 at 11:21 AM
    What state are you in?
  • Anonymous 1
    by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster
    October 10, 2012 at 11:21 AM

    I'm sure I'll *have* to pee constantly by then. 

    :(

    Quoting cLanief:

    I'd kill to do jury duty. So go, and when they ask a. Question.. Start talking crazy or take pee breaks every 5 mins.


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