Everyone (living here legally) knows that sick feeling one gets when a certain white multi-layered cardboard “envelope” sporting a red slash above the addressee’s name appears in the mailbox. You know what it is even before you read the dreaded words “Important: Jury Summons Enclosed”. Argh!
Mine summoned me during a really busy time here at the PMc studio, so I immediately requested a postponement for August. Alas…along came August and along came my new summons. The gig was up. Nowadays, we are only allowed one extension and outright dismissal from one’s civic duty has gone the way of those cell phones that were the size of baby whales.
I still get misty-eyed over those halcyon days of yore. I was free and clear for YEARS because I had dragged my ass over to the County Clerk… ... Read More