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in: matzah ball; matzah ball > 2019-06-03

Jun 4, 2019 2:46 PM # 
there's the Riverfront Trail north of downtown if you get an extended break. Indoor rock climbing at Upper Limits.
Jun 4, 2019 8:42 PM # 
matzah ball:
Yeah today we had a 2 hr lunch break. Good ideas, but too tired to act. So now i know how people sit around all day.
Jun 5, 2019 3:09 PM # 
sitting around makes one *more* tired . . .
Jun 5, 2019 3:10 PM # 
did you get called on a panel? it's pretty fun to figure out why you get dismissed. even better if you get on a trial, they are fascinating; can't say they instill confidence in "a jury of my peers" . . .
Jun 5, 2019 5:01 PM # 
matzah ball:
pretty sure I got dismissed because i told them about my case against an insurance company when a little old lady's car left turned right in front of me without warning. I just got enough to pay for a replacement bike. the second day 200 or so of us had to sit around all day without being called for anything, I know they have logistical problems.
Jun 5, 2019 5:16 PM # 
sometimes they let entire panels go home and call in . . . I served down there once; I do remember having to sit there all afternoon, pretty terrible.
Jun 5, 2019 10:38 PM # 
In STL city, I've been called at least 10 times [after coming in, now they give a 2-year reprieve of 'no call'] and served about 4-5 times -- recently rejected. Yes, 200-300 come in for 2 days. If 'rejected' in a case, back to the pool. I've never seen 200 not used. They never know how many of the many cases will require a jury -- there's a lot of behind the scenes making motions and plea bargaining. And some cases require much larger jury pools than others. Most times, nearly all are called. I've 'lost' the lottery and not been called at all only once or twice.
Don't know if the "lack of hot water" due to flooding affected that courthouse. Perhaps defendants won't be "in hot water" this week.
Jun 6, 2019 2:16 AM # 
matzah ball:
ha ha!

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