SOLSC – Day 28
I went to the mailbox to pick up our mail before we left for the show. I shouldn’t have.
I looked through the mail and separated mine form Kathy’s. I shouldn’t have.
I noticed an official document so I picked it out of the stack. I shouldn’t have.
Stamped across the top were the words Summons for Jury Duty. I opened it. I shouldn’t have.
I read it, I shouldn’t have.
I am to report for jury duty on May 5th. Why am I upset by this news? Well, May 5 I am supposed to be in Australia. There are many things I can do, but being in two places at the same time is not one of them.
Please don’t get me wrong. I know it is a privilege and a duty. It is not the first time I have been called so it is not like I don’t know what goes on. What I am upset about is that out trip is less than a month away. All preparations have been made. All money has been paid. Yes, I took out travel insurance, but we really want to go on this trip.
I need to see if something can be done. Luckily this is a county summons not a federal one so maybe I can get some help with this. Yesterday Kathy an I went to the courthouse to talk with someone to see if there was some way we could resolve this. I took all of my paperwork showing the trip was paid for as well as our flights plans and itinerary.
Update: After speaking with someone in Court Administration I filled out some paperwork stating it would be a hardship for me to serve because of being out of the country. Hopefully I will get a postcard telling me I received a postponement. I am relieved.