Friday, August 21, 2009

Friday Frustrations - I Have Been Called....


ConversationsWithMoms:Every day Conversations with a Mom Blog

I got the notice in the mail last Saturday.... I have been called to do jury duty.... yay me! :(

It's not that I hate it or even dislike it... in fact it's quite entertaining. It's unbelievable what goes on in this lil southern hick town.... and believe me.... you just don't know until you've served jury duty. The last time I served I was sitting in the courtroom waiting to be called into the next courtroom to go through the selection process again... I was listening to the case that was going on... someone was accused of indecent exposure. Turns out the man was changing clothes in his own bedroom mind you.... but the curtains were open... and the neighbor was looking in. Now think about this... he's in his own home... in his own bedroom... doing what we all do... change our clothes. The neighbor is watching through the window. And HE is accused of indecent exposure!!! Shouldn't SHE have been accused of being a peeping Tom or something??? But that is not all.... this uhm... lady.... goes to get her daughter to stand out the driveway and watch too!!! And then she goes on and on about how this man torments them by exposing himself. What would you do??? Would you stand there and watch if it horrified you *that* much... or would you go into your own home and stop watching???

But that is not all... they were telling the location of these people's homes and I recognized it! I didn't know the actual people... but I knew the man's house because my lil sister's best friend lived there... he was her Daddy! I felt so bad for that man... having to go through that. I didn't get to hear the whole case... I had to go on and serve on the jury for a different case (which was not nearly as interesting). But my sister later told me that he was ordered to stay away from the woman and her daughter (kinda hard since they lived next door!) and I forget what else.... cover his windows or something. But the poor man was just humiliated.

Anyways... back to the frustrating part... this is frustrating because I don't know how I'm going to do it. I have NO babysitter.... No One... so I'm in a horribly bad situation. If I don't show up... I'll be arrested... if I show up with a 3 year old who can't shut up... I may be arrested as well.... I can't leave her at home alone!.... WTF am I supposed to do??? Adrian can't take off work... he'll lose his job (they fire people for breathing wrong).... my sisters work.... my kids work... and my Mom just doesn't babysit my kids. Adrian's family is all in Massachusetts... so they are out of the question... and I really don't have any friends I can ask either.

I need some help here... I'm picturing being locked in jail and Steffie being dragged into foster care... all because I can't get a babysitter so I can serve jury duty. Either that or losing my home and living on the streets because hubby got fired to stay home with her so I could serve jury duty and not go to jail.

This is not good... not good at all.... I'm really worried...


MckLinky Blog Hop


A Lil Enchanted,
~LaShan~

14 comments:

PJ said...

you are just going to have to take her with you. i am pretty sure that you will be able to get out of it then. how are they going to make you stay? that's what i would do anyway.

Storm, The Psychotic Housewife said...

They'll let you out of it if you show up with her and tell them you have no one to babysit. Actually, I think you can even call in and tell them beforehand. :)

That is just horrible of those neighbors! I feel bad for the guy!

Dorothy said...

Wow let us know how this goes sometimes I wonder just how free we've gotten here in this one United States I understand when they suggest taking back our freedoms from the darn fate cat politicians.

Dorothy from grammology
grammology.com

hitesh rawat said...

the last case was rele interesting i think......i can't make decisions.....probably i wouldn't be in that seat ......

Being part of jury, case against Indecent exposure and baby sitting....rather not getting a baby sitter....... well we don't have these things in this part of the world......

woo hooo ..... \,,,/

Ane Fallarme said...

That poor man, I'd sue that peeping tom woman, isn't she the one violating his privacy since he was in his own home, in his room and was not aware that he was being watched.. People can be so sick sometimes.. I hope he gets justice for what happened to him!!

Oh my gosh, that is quite a dilemma you have there.. I hope you find a sitter so you don't go to jail and you don't end up homeless because your hubby was fired because he had to baby sit for you..

Dropping by from Friday Frustrations blog hop.. :D

Chatty Crone said...

I agree - that had to be so embarrassing. I don't even get why the court would take it on. Oh yeah, the court takes everything on (lol). Guess you can sue anyone for any reason.

I'm sorry about your babysitting problem. I remember those days. No friends to swap with?

I'd vote to take her along.

StaceyC4 said...

There are some childcare places popping up all over my little town that are just for emergency situations like this. If you go on line or to the yellow pages, you might find one. And I agree with some of the others, if you can't find anyone, bring her with you and they should release you. I mean, not everyone has access to a babysitter. Good luck!!

Maria@Conversations with Moms said...

Poor man. That woman is not being fair to him. How often is she looking at his window to be catching him when he's changing his clothes.

Have you tried talking to the court? Maybe they'll allow you to excuse your jury duty.

Jennifer Leigh said...

your allowed to not go. You call them and then they just put your name back in the pot for a later time. They had my hubby get called in while he was in the hospital for a broken leg.

Grampy said...

Sounds like I am too late to give you any advice. As far as the man. He should file charges for peeping tom.
LaShan if you get a chance check out this site. http://seniorminds.info
It will have a post on Ghost.Monday

Stacie said...

Call them and explain your situation. I got out of jury duty because of Dakota and his therapy. WHEW!

Texan Mama @ Who Put Me In Charge said...

That is just CRAZY! I hope you get it figured out!

KAT said...

This is certainly crazy!! I hope you can get it worked out, but I agree with the others, take her with you and you should be fine. I don't know if they would believe you over the phone (I'm sure many try this trick just to get out of it) but if she is with you, there isn't much they can say?? Best of luck!

This might cheer you up... I have given you an award over at Candles, Crafts and Whatnot. Congrats!

:) Kat

Anonymous said...

buy viagra in england viagra and alcohol cheap viagra canada viagra patent mexico viagra does viagra really work mail order viagra viagra or cealis viagra rrp australia buying viagra online viagra jelly buy viagra australia viagra price comparison does viagra work