Thursday, November 29, 2007

Discrimination!

I have jury duty. ARGH. I have managed for my entire adult life to avoid it one way or another, and so now was my time to bite the bullet and do it.

And, yes, I got chosen. Double ARGH. I get to miss going on a holiday home tour with my two best buds tomorrow while I do my civic duty.

Now I actually have a lot to complain about, but I am trying to handle it with as much grace as I can muster.

EXCEPT (you saw that coming) when reading this-

"The lobby has a metal detector and an airport type x-ray machine for screening purposes. All weapons, including pocketknives of all sizes, tear gas, stun guns, scissors, knitting needles, etc., cannot be brought into the courthouse. Even the smallest of these objects will not be allowed."

I was telling Maurice that I should take two ball point pens and some chunky yarn and whip out a quick scarf, and he informed me I was nuts and would get thrown in jail for contempt of court.

I opted to take a book.

So not fair.

4 comments:

Pat said...

I had jury duty this year and thought I had it covered by bringing bamboo needles (2.25mm),but they wouldn't let me bring them in - I tried to explain that I could kill someone much easier with the pen in my purse - that the bamboo would just snap if I tried to stab someone, but NO WAY. They said I had to put them back in the car or they would hold them for me. I didn't bring a book (as I was sure I could knit) and I sat there for 6 hours....

Lisa M. Hendey said...

Cindy,
Yikes, I am so sorry!! Hey, did you get my email with the interview questions?? Yes, I'm bugging you to add another thing to your list. I need to share your knitting zen with the world, so I hope you have time this weekend to reply.
Lisa

Octopus Knits said...

Oh, no!

tiennieknits said...

Double darn it! Jury duty and no knitting?!