I wrinkle my nose in distaste.

Yesterday I had jury duty. I was supposed to arrive at the courthouse at 7:30am, so I set my alarm clock for 6, which I thought was eminently reasonable. Of course, I woke up at 8.

Disregarding all laws of traffic (and several of physics), I was at the courthouse by 8:30. I rushed into the jury assembly room, ran breathlessly up to the man standing behind the podium, and blurted out, “I’m so sorry I’m late! I’m pregnant and my alarm didn’t go off!”

I was neither arrested nor beaten for my transgression. Instead the man looked amused and told me to go sit down. So that was all right.

My day was then long and dull, though I did manage to squeak out of a 70-day criminal trial.

This post has no real point to it, other than to say, what the fuck is this elegy to evangelist Billy Graham doing posted outside the LA Metropolitan Courthouse?

Billy Graham Sign outside LA Metropolitan Courthouse

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7 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    Mom said,

    One may well ask. Was it put up by the City?

  2. 3

    writer2 said,

    So much for separation of church and state. What I really find sad and interesting is how pathetic the state of justice is that they can’t properly pay jurors, afford pencils, provide basic amenities. But they can bless missionaries with plaques.

  3. 4

    Johnnie said,

    OMG! i forgot to show up so may times for jury duty. no one ever seemed to notice.
    you’re such a good citizen. I commend you for your effort! 😉

  4. 6

    pamela wynne said,

    What the fuck, indeed. SO gross!

  5. 7

    Hihankara said,

    I like that you still say fuck even though you are expecting. 😀

    Oh and congrats, my dahlink. I will call you as soon as I get my phone back after it was stolen.

    Also, have you checked out this woman’s blog? She’s hilarious, and I think you’d enjoy her. ww.dooce.com


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