Comments: A Long Day for $15 and a Movie

Holy cow! I can't believe she just got up and then said that! I guess the period excuse just isn't for teachers and bosses? Wow!

Posted by Sissy at December 1, 2009 11:13 PM

Lawyers aren't interested in facts, they're interested in emotions. My sister has never been selected for a jury. She was a software engineer. Lawyers hate engineers, especially female ones.

Posted by Denny at December 1, 2009 11:30 PM

Q: Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse?
A: No.
Q: Did you check for blood pressure?
A: No.
Q: Did you check for breathing?
A: No.
Q: So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you began the autopsy?
A: No.
Q: How can you be so sure, Doctor?
A: Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar.
Q: But could the patient have still been alive nevertheless?
A: It is possible that he could have been alive and practicing law somewhere.

Posted by Toluca Nole at December 2, 2009 12:43 AM

Denny is spot on.

I am usually the first to be booted from a jury, with the only questions being asked are education and occupation.

Defense lawyers and most prosecution lawyers hate smart, educated women.

Posted by Quality Weenie at December 2, 2009 09:44 AM

Yeah, about the last thing they want in the courtroom are people who want to look at facts. LOL. I love your response to her questioning. That was excellent.

Sounds like her case is all about "he said/cop said"... *sigh*

Posted by Teresa at December 2, 2009 11:35 AM

That question has been asked each time I've been called. I've noticed that scientists, engineers, people affiliated with law enforcement and legal/paralegal are thanked and excused.

Then there was the time I was seated and all the people with medical training along with the one-armed man were thanked and excused from a civil case. Seems someone tripped and fell during the mass exodus from a bingo game.

Posted by cin at December 2, 2009 12:53 PM

Ahh lawyers, gotta love 'em...

Posted by patti at December 2, 2009 01:57 PM

Keep in mind that the burden of proof in criminal cases is not "beyond the shadow of a doubt" - it is "beyond a reasonable doubt."

I would have answered those questions the same way you did, BTW.

Posted by Elisson at December 2, 2009 07:38 PM

I would have been the woman in the back having a panic attack for being in an enclosed place with a bunch of people I don't know. I'm a schlep, I know it but it wouldn't have been a period. I would have said I needed to find the straight jacket!

At least you can go back to work... oh, wait, was there a sequel to that movie?

Posted by Lemon Stand at December 2, 2009 09:05 PM

I saw The Terminal.

ANYONE who sat through that thing should've been paid $15.

Posted by Harvey at December 4, 2009 09:30 PM