Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Duty calls in a large waiting room in Downtown LA.
I'd like to make it clear that jury duty in Downtown LA looks absolutely nothing like the above stock photo.
Jury duty at the LA County Metropolitan Branch Court House looks like dozens of average looking people slumped in couches, eating chips and Cheetos for breakfast--some of them reading less than quality novels, another disproportionate number reading what I think from this distance may be gay bondage magazines.
And we are all sitting underneath Jury Service promotional ads featuring has-been actors and decorations like this which may have been on sale at the 99 Cent store. I know I would not have paid the full dollar for this poor attempt at a feeling of patriotism.