What to wear to jury duty?

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  1. aybojs

    aybojs Senior member

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    I've got duty this Monday; it's the first call that I haven't been able to get out of via a student exemption, and I absolutely want no part of the jury thing.

    I'm deciding between either dressing up like a dandy (i.e. suit with lots of bright patterns juxtaposed), a club kid (tight black shirt and fancy jeans), or a preppy (pastel polo with popped collar, bright colored pants); just as long as it's something over the top.

    How long do these things take, and what kind of questions do you get asked? Is being educated and interested/knowledgable about law/politics a thing you want to play up or down if you're trying to get dismissed?
     


  2. TCN

    TCN Senior member

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    I fall back on dressing up for the respect-to-the-institution reason. Same reason I did not wear shorts and a T-shirt to my daughter's graduation from HS ceremony at Lincoln Center (although other parents did).

    Hear hear, I couldn't agree more.

    Respect the institution, and the ritual solemnity that the system is in small part dependent on.
     


  3. retronotmetro

    retronotmetro Senior member

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    I've got duty this Monday; it's the first call that I haven't been able to get out of via a student exemption, and I absolutely want no part of the jury thing.

    I'm deciding between either dressing up like a dandy (i.e. suit with lots of bright patterns juxtaposed), a club kid (tight black shirt and fancy jeans), or a preppy (pastel polo with popped collar, bright colored pants); just as long as it's something over the top.

    How long do these things take, and what kind of questions do you get asked? Is being educated and interested/knowledgable about law/politics a thing you want to play up or down if you're trying to get dismissed?


    None of those modes of dress, standing alone, sound like enough to get you dinged just on appearance. As I posted above, I think you'd need to go into the realm of full costume to have your clothing make a real difference. For example, I wouldn't necessarily have an inclination to bounce a club kid or preppy right off the bat, but I would probably bounce someone who showed up in full Klingon gear.
     


  4. skalogre

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    None of those modes of dress, standing alone, sound like enough to get you dinged just on appearance. As I posted above, I think you'd need to go into the realm of full costume to have your clothing make a real difference. For example, I wouldn't necessarily have an inclination to bounce a club kid or preppy right off the bat, but I would probably bounce someone who showed up in full Klingon gear.

    Now there's an idea...
     


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  6. skalogre

    skalogre Senior member

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    [​IMG]

    olifanto bambla o falli bambla
    großiga m'pfa habla horem
    egiga goramen
    higo bloiko russula huju
    hollaka hollala
    anlogo bung
    blago bung blago bung
    bosso fataka
    ü üü ü
    schampa wulla wussa olobo
    hej tatta gorem
    eschige zunbada
    wulubu ssubudu uluwu ssubudu
    tumba ba-umf
    kusa gauma
    ba - umf


    So dada is still around...
     


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    So dada is still around...
    A bear surprises Ubu and his man.
     


  8. odoreater

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    I've got duty this Monday; it's the first call that I haven't been able to get out of via a student exemption, and I absolutely want no part of the jury thing.

    I'm deciding between either dressing up like a dandy (i.e. suit with lots of bright patterns juxtaposed), a club kid (tight black shirt and fancy jeans), or a preppy (pastel polo with popped collar, bright colored pants); just as long as it's something over the top.

    How long do these things take, and what kind of questions do you get asked? Is being educated and interested/knowledgable about law/politics a thing you want to play up or down if you're trying to get dismissed?


    If you really want out of jury duty, this ought to do the trick:

    [​IMG]
     


  9. skalogre

    skalogre Senior member

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    In some states, anyway.

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  10. odoreater

    odoreater Senior member

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    In some states, anyway.

    Haha, true.

    Hmm, I'm not sure whether to use the smily emoticon [​IMG] or the frown [​IMG]
     


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    If you don't want to be selected for jury duty I suggest you wear an NRA cap and a T-shirt that says, "Kill 'em all. Let God sort them out."
     


  12. odoreater

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    Btw, I posted my KKK picture as a joke, but I actually think that people shouldn't try to get out of jury duty. It's a civic duty and one of the central tenants of our democratic system of government and our judicial system and people should not shirk that duty. I doubt that you're so important and busy that you can't spare one day to go down to the courthouse and present for jury duty.
     


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    This is funny since everytime I've gone to Jury Duty I've never been chosen. Everytime I always dress carefully in jacket and tie but nothing which is all good with me [​IMG]
     


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    bring a baby pacifier on a chain attached to your lapel. bring a baby bottle and use it. Talk often about Mommy. you will be dismissed.
     


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    Btw, I posted my KKK picture as a joke, but I actually think that people shouldn't try to get out of jury duty. It's a civic duty and one of the central tenants of our democratic system of government and our judicial system and people should not shirk that duty. I doubt that you're so important and busy that you can't spare one day to go down to the courthouse and present for jury duty.

    I think I hear some bars of America in the background....
     


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