Jury Duty tomorrow
I have been "hereby summoned to serve as a trial juror" commencing tomorrow at 8h30.... If I disappear for days you know where I am.
I am not going to request a disqualification (in other words I am not going to use my "cancer card"), I don´t want to be prevented from ever serving as a juror.
"A person shall be capable of performing juror service if he or she can perform a sedentary job requiring close attention for 6 hours a day, with breaks in the morning and afternoon, for 3 consecutive days. If the disability is permanent, the physician must identify and describe the disability, explain how it prevents you from ever serving, and state specifically that you will never be able to serve as a juror."
The clinical trial makes it hard for me to pay "close attention" for more than 10 minutes. Michelle, Iris and others on anti-angiogenic drugs can tell about the effort we have to make to concentrate...
On the other hand, they must feed us a lot of donuts during the breaks. Maybe I will even gain a few pounds while I am locked inside a Massachusetts courthouse.
Or do we have to pack our lunches?
I think I´ll be alright and besides when I worked as a freelance court interpreter I once had to tell the judge: I am sorry Your Honor but the interpreter had a blackout, could the defendant repeat what he just said.
Another time, I was eight months pregnant and I had a contraction. The trial stopped for a few minutes for the interpreter to rest.
So, being a little spacedout might pass.