Friday, August 24, 2007

I’ve Got a Thousand Ideas

But for now, just accept my sincerest hello, hope you're doing well. I'm behind on work after burning two days serving jury duty, which was a first for me, and a real learning experience. We let a guilty man walk because we took the law seriously.

I hope to pay everyone a visit soon!

11 comments:

Beth said...

Now come on, Scott. You must write about letting a guilty man go free. Unbelievable!

magnetbabe said...

Hello! At least we know you are among the living. ;)

24crayons said...

I don't know that I'd be able to have acted so democratically if I knew he was guilty. I hope you're doing okay with that. I know that I'd be having a hard time with it.

The Zombieslayer said...

Got called up for jury duty 3 times, but never served. Would love to hear the whole story of those 2 days (the case, that is).

Shesawriter said...

Hey,

Don't sweat it. Life gets in the way sometimes. Believe me, I KNOW! LOL!

Moni said...

Nice to see you're doing your civic
duty. lol And hello to you too. Take care and we'll be waiting for your next post...don't work too hard. :)

Sadie Lou said...

When you make your rounds, come visit me!!

Kathleen said...

If you let him go free why do you think he was guilty? When I was on jury duty there was no doubt in any of our minds that he was innocent.

SzélsőFa said...

Letting guilty man walk away must be the problem of the complicated law of our too-modern society.
It is so unjust.

ann marie said...

Hi there! I am glad you took your citizen's duty seriously. Knowing just a little bit about jury duty ... well well. You have to apply law if evidence is weak, and lots of other technicalities ... and nice to be reading here again.

Alan said...

Do your thing, Scott! Live, love, and enjoy your life.

I've watched enough 'The Practice' to know that The Law is a screwed system. The letter of the law can make a thousand sins possible. I know that corruption has seeped into more legal precedents than I could read in one lifetime.

I don't envy jury duty (and haven't stayed still in one place long enough to ever have been called, apparently). It would take more than "12 Angry Men" to fix a system that allows some of the crap that comes across a judges' bench.

But think how much more you can add to the novel now!