Tuesday, April 11, 2006

What a Beautiful Day!

And as it turns out, I was SUPPOSED to be spending it sitting in jury duty. Why, you might ask, am I not there? Because my number wasn't listed on the website when I dutifully checked last evening, as I was directed to do by the official summons I received. This is cut and pasted from the website:
This information was last updated on: 4/10/2006
Groups to Report: 200-202 AND 221-228
Summons Color: Yellow
Date to Report: Tuesday, April 11th
Date to Check Back (after 5:00 p.m.):
Service Status: Completed after Tuesday, April 11th

I was group 220. Do you see group 220 included above? Neither do I.

So I was sitting here, minding my own business, and trying to gather the info to finalize our taxes, when the phone rang.
"Are you aware that you were scheduled for jury duty today?" the voice at the other end said.
"I checked the website, and my group number wasn't listed."
"It was a mistake," she said. "The phone line had the correct information."
"I was supposed to check BOTH?"
"No, but you have to reschedule."

Great. I cleared today so I'd be available, and now I've got another messed-up day. Oh well. I'll look at this as a gift. Maybe it'll rain on my rescheduled day.

It really is beautiful out. See?

I might just take my knitting and sit on the porch.


Maeve said...

oh, that sucks about the scheduling - but at least it was a beautiful day! :)

Ann said...

Maeve's got it right - this is a great day to have a scheduling snafu! This morning on the way to the Metro, I passed my neighbor, sitting on her porch and knitting.

I really, really wanted to be her.

Erin said...

I want to spend the afternoon on the porch knitting!!! I'm green with envy :) Not so great about the rescheduling part, though.