Wednesday, January 22, 2014

SURPRISE IN THE MAIL


Wasn't expecting a Summons when I opened the mail, but then who would??  I received one a couple of years ago, but ended up not having to go in after calling in every day for a week.  They said then, I'd probably be called in a couple of years...I had forgotten ~ but it's been two years.  It's downtown Los Angeles...traffic and parking..I hate that!  Have you ever served on a Jury?


 I had three taco shells in the freezer, and decided I'd make Taco's for TWO tonight.  What do you put in your taco's.  My dearest like everything ~fried up the shells and filled them with shredded beef, re-fried beans, tomatoes, onions, lettuce, cheese, guacamole, salsa and sour cream.


Jury Summons and Tacos...Interesting combination.  But that is what my Tuesday was all about.

28 comments:

  1. My jury summons was just two months ago, but it seems like forever. The county won't be calling me again for 7 years and I didn't even serve, just spent one day finding out if I would.
    I love everything on my tacos too. Yours look delicious and are making me hungry.
    :0)

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    1. That's what happened last time. I called in, but didn't have to serve. I do get nervous, as I mentioned in Jim's reply below.

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  2. Your tacos look a lot better than mine do.....Jury Duty, YES! It was a federal court in downtown Dallas. I loved it. It lasted 5 weeks. It was all about mortgage fraud, escrow agents and shady people. The defendents were all associates of the Dallas Cowboys. One was an old Cowboy player, he already plead guilty and flipped on the others. They tried 5 all at the same time, each with their own lawyers. We found 4 of the 5 guilty. That was 2 years ago this month. I'm due to be called again, yipee.

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    1. Would you like to fly out to LA and take my turn?
      I get nervous as I wear hearing aids and don't always hear everything, but they assured me they have help for folks like me. So..."What was that you say??" HaHa.

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    2. Nah, Dallas traffic is bad, but I wouldn't want to drive in LA. The sound was poor in our courtroom. Not so much as to hear what was said, but understanding it.

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  3. I got called a few years back...
    Spent 2 days....then didn't get chosen! YAY!
    I also love my tacos loaded...but, I use ground beef...
    Enjoy your evening..
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. It's interesting how many are called and how few are actually chosen. This time I hope I'm one of the few.
      The taco's did taste really good.

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  4. Those tacos look delicious, and the jury summons, not so much. Well, not at all.

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    1. I choose taco's over jury duty any day!!

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  5. I pick the tacos!! I do not like serving on a jury. Ugh. Hope you get out of having to stay (if you want). blessings ~ tanna

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    1. Good pick! I prefer not, but I have really been fascinated with the court room dramas in the John Grisham novels I've been reading. If I get called, I want something simple...

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    2. Good pick! I prefer not, but I have really been fascinated with the court room dramas in the John Grisham novels I've been reading. If I get called, I want something simple...

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  6. I love tacos....and I'll put everything in them that is offered. ha. The spicier the better, too!

    I did serve on a jury one time. The trial lasted a week. Interesting experience, for sure.

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    1. It's a good thing I only had three taco shells left..I can really pig out on tacos.

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  7. I served on a jury in Riverside, Ca in the 90's, usually we'd call in like you did and got excused. Then I got called in Hemet, got as far as being put in the jury box, but the prosecuting attorney excused me. I've been called once since we moved to Georgia, had to drive to the other side of the county, sit all morning and then got excused.

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    1. I was called up in Northern CA for a murder that took place at a 7-11 Store. But it was going to be a LONG trial, and I was working full time and needed the income, so was excused. I was glad, as I don't think I would have been a very good juror for a case that big...Yikes!

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  8. I've been called for jury duty a lot but chosen for a jury only once. It was attempted murder and lasted 4 days. I was scared the whole time that I would make the wrong decision. I get out of it now because I have a disabled husband and I am his sole care provider. Some people LOVE jury duty. I HATE it.

    I don't really eat tacos. I'm not fond of tex-mex food at all.

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    1. That's my fear too Kathy...wrong decisions. I just prayed and told the Lord it was in His hands. So we will see.... I think Mexican food it a love/hate relationship.

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  9. I have been called several times, once since moving here. So happy when I was excused. I thought there was an age limit and when one has hearing aids most lawyers don't want you...you might miss something "important". I would mention it if you end up being interviewed. Sorry you have to go down into the jungle of traffic too. Not my cup of tea.
    Ummm, tacos! Love them loaded with everything but the kitchen sink!

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    1. There is an age limit if you have health issues related to age. Guess they don't consider hearing loss a health issue. The summons said they had something for the hearing impaired..so I'll just take it as it come, and leave the results with the Lord.

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  10. It isn't that I mind serving, it's just that I get a little nervous about making a decision that will affect someone else's life in a serious way. I served four years ago for my first time and was chosen. It was a young man who, along with his friends, decided to hold up a gas station/food mart. They were serious about the robbery and their threats to the young woman working there that night. Their defense? They weren't using a real gun. It was fake. I was there all week, and the case ended with a hung jury.

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    1. Thanks for sharing your story. It's been so interesting hearing all the comments about your experiences with jury duty.

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  11. And I love fried beef tacos at Posada's.

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    1. That's the way I like them too. We used to call them "Slaven" tacos because it seemed a lot of our friends only wanted meat and cheese. That's not a taco in my book...HaHa.

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  12. Been a long time (1976) since I served on a jury Wanda. Was called up in the 80s but not selected. Hope things go okay either way.

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    1. You know Bob...If I can trust the Lord for other things...why not Jury Duty...No more anxious thoughts...

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  13. I would hate dealing with traffic/parking for jury duty.
    I absolutely love tacos and I like everything on mine too.

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    1. At least I don't have to deal with it until the end of February. Yes, taco's is a favorite meal around here.

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