It seems that I’ve been thwarted in being able to post my Works For Me Wednesday idea, but that’s okay because I actually have a dilemma that needs your input! I’d ask Big Mama, but her Fashion Fridays have been on an extended vacation for some time now and I need to know the answer pretty quickly!
So, it seems that God was totally listening when I was complaining about not having much to do during my unemployment. That God… He’s a real crack up. You know what he has me doing now?
That’s what I get for opening my big mouth. Hey, it could have been worse. I do recall a story where Korah was complaining that others (the Levites) were the only ones who could carry the incenses, basically challenging God’s plans, so God told Moses and Aaron not to stand close to Korah or anyone in his entire family. It’s a good thing they listened to God because the next thing that happened was that the earth opened up and swallowed the entire Korah clan whole, tents and all.
So as you can see, jury duty is nothing compared to what he could have done.
I’ve never done jury duty. What do you wear to this little shindig? Do I take my lunch or will they let us leave to eat? Is it proper to eat M&Ms during the jury selection or, better yet, to take a book? What book? Anything by Grisham? To Kill a Mockingbird? Primal Fear?
And to further laugh at God’s lovely sense of humor, here’s what I found out about serving on my state’s jury:
Jurors are paid $10 per day and 47¢ per mile for their service. These rates of reimbursement are set by the Legislature. The $10 per day rate was established by the Legislature in 1971 and has not been amended since that time.
1971, y’all. I was born in 1971. Now there’s a great example of Legislature working for the people, or else it takes too long to keep up with inflation…
Head on over to Shannon’s place and find some others who need your help, but don’t forget to help me first. If anyone needs fashion help, it would be me.