Wednesday, May 19, 2010

It's Madame Foreperson to you

Why am I posting my jury duty memoir to a birding blog?  Because this can only happen to me.  I was picked to serve on a civil case in Montgomery County this week.  The case was typical of what you would assume - a car accident that resulted in the plaintiff alleging back injury.  The part that can only happen to me?  The cause of the car accident was that the defendant was distracted from driving because she saw a woman running across the road chasing an injured Turkey. I am not kidding. I can't make this stuff up. 

I was juror #4 yesterday listening to testimony about back injury, herniated disks, injections, pre-existing conditions, loss of sex drive, you name it.  All I could think about was, what happened to the turkey?  Did the woman catch it and take it to the rehab?  Did it recover?

Today, I was promoted from juror #4 to foreperson when we went into deliberations.  I seemed to be the only person on the jury who had served before and wasn't afraid of the foreperson responsibility. Not guilty and no monetary award was our verdict.

Oh, and I had a Baltimore Oriole and Cedar Waxwing in the yard this morning. Cool.

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