Saturday, March 13, 2010
Jurors are randomly selected from the pool of registered voters in my county. This is the fourth time I've been called in my 25 years of voting. Can I UNregister to vote?
It's not that I'm not patriotic, I love the good ol' USA. It's just a big pain in the arse to do this. For starters, I don't drive. My wife will drop me off at the courthouse before she goes to work. Which means I will be there over an hour early. I have to call her when I'm done. She'll have to leave work to pick me up.
Also, having to interact with people I don't know makes me very uncomfortable. I don't even like to call to order a pizza. I'll probably get myself all worked up and vomit.
It says this in big, bold and underlined letters on the summons --
FAILURE TO RESPOND TO SUMMONS OR APPEAR FOR JURY DUTY WILL SUBJECT YOU TO POSSIBLE CONTEMPT OF COURT PROCEEDINGS OR FINE AS PROVIDED BY OHIO LAW
I can't believe that in this day and age I am being bullied by the government to do something against my will! Whatever.
End of rant.