“May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one.”


"This report is maybe 12-years-old. Parliament buried it, and it stayed buried till River dug it up. This is what they feared she knew. And they were right to fear because there's a whole universe of folk who are gonna know it, too. They're gonna see it. Somebody has to speak for these people. You all got on this boat for different reasons, but you all come to the same place. So now I'm asking more of you than I have before. Maybe all. Sure as I know anything I know this, they will try again. Maybe on another world, maybe on this very ground swept clean. A year from now, 10, they'll swing back to the belief that they can make people . . . better. And I do not hold to that. So no more running. I aim to misbehave." ~ Captain Malcom Reynolds

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Earning my paycheck

Another full week here with administrative stuff, school work & the like. Then, yesterday got extended by several hours due to me getting a call for a large amount of Civil War ordnance recovered from a house. We get a decent amount here, due to the numerous battles in the region - and it always surprises me that most of the people have no idea it's still hazardous. For example - of the items I dealt with yesterday 90% of them were still filled with live explosives & had fuzes - meaning all it would have taken is some heat, a spark, or even a bit too much static electricity on the wrong day to set things off...

In other news, got a "jury duty pre-screening form" in the mail this week, as my name has been drawn in the pool. Given that block #2 on my form is "Occupation and employer" I predict I'll be hitting the "disqualified" list about .02 seconds after they open it.

7 comments:

ZerCool said...

I think you may be mistaken about the disqual. I didn't get disqual'd until the end of voir dire when the attorneys were making their eliminations.

Shepherd K said...

What Zercool said.ots of variables. Depends on whether you get a criminal or civil trial, the type of case, how deep you are in the panel, etc. Best bet to off is to be vocal with strong opinions during voir dire. It's the quiet ones who get stuck on the jury.

Captain Tightpants said...

Actually I wouldn't mind getting selected - I've never gotten to serve jury duty & I think it would be educational. But I also know the unwritten policy here is that they will eliminate me quickly so as to avoid any concerns. Still, we shall see.

Old NFO said...

LOL, yeah you can forget jury duty! :-) Stay safe out there!

Gothelittle Rose said...

I got my jury duty postponed when I asked if they could give me breastfeeding breaks every two hours.

Melissa said...

When you're clearing out Civil War ordnance, is it usually stuff that the homeowner knew was there and finally got around to disposing of, or is it a new discovery? How badly do they panic to discover they've been living with bombs in the basement?

Captain Tightpants said...

Melissa it's a mix - about half of it is "grandpa had this on the mantlepiece for years" stuff, and the other half is "we found this in the yard". Most of them don't realize it's still hazardous stuff obviously.