It seems like yesterday, but two years ago I received my 4th summons for jury duty. I never served so I was excited at the opportunity to serve on a jury with my peers to assess the plaintiff and defendant’s position.
On that milestone day, I was juror #31 and the legal teams selected 13 jurors, the last of which was 2 jurors ahead of me but the court dismissed me during the screening. Some may call it a near hit or too close for comfort, but I was always a little disappointed.
Today I was juror #31 and either fate, the reprehensible jurors in front of me or the legal team selected me as juror 10 of 13. Now I get the chance to see life from inside the juror’s box.
It wasn’t my Miss America moment, but it’s still an experience worth sharing. However, the judge swore us to secrecy until the jury reaches a verdict so my juror’s inside-view will have to wait.
The home improvement project is one man’s dream and another man’s nightmare. My projects are prolonged nightmares because I rarely start and finish them in the same day, month or even year. It takes me a long time to finish because I start too many at once and they seldom go well. If you’re keeping count, the address sign do-over, the closet organizer that gave me a headache, the backsplash backbreaker, the exterior paint project that took 3 years, the garage door repair that didn’t repair anything and now the aching caulk joints. Get ready to learn something. I know I did.
The teacher folded the laundry and asked the prodigy to put his items in the drawers.
He tossed them onto his bed.
The teacher exclaimed, “Hey, Is it still folded?!”
The prodigy quietly answered, “Yes.”
The teacher asked, “When you have your own home, are you going to throw your clothes every where and wear pajamas all day?”
He replied, “No, I’ll only wear underwear.”
During the family visit everyone noticed how tall the prodigy grew since they saw him.
I asked the prodigy if it bothered him that everyone discusses his height.
He said, “A little“.
I explained everyone notices because he’s the only one still growing.
He replied, “You can grow if you want to.”