Maybe he’s guilty

Did you know?

I have always wanted to serve on a jury. Tomorrow I might get my chance. I have a summons for jury duty for tomorrow morning, 7:45.

I have received jury summons before but I have always been self-employed and being picked for a jury could have been disastrous for a one-man-shop. So I always took the option out for the self employed.

Now that I’m retired and not yet doing anything other than landscaping the new home, playing with Zoey the Cool Cat, and making plans for when I do start to do something again next year, I’m going to do everything I can to get myself on this jury, regardless of its nature.

Defending attorney: Have you ever served on a jury?
Me: No, but I’m sure he’s guilty.

Prosecuting attorney: Would you like to serve on this jury?
Me: Yes, because I know he’s guilty.

Defending attorney: Have you read anything about the defendant?
Me: Yes. I googled him. He’s guilty.

Prosecuting attorney: Do you have an open mind for these types of crimes?
Me: Sure. Guilty fucker.

Judge: No inappropriate language in my courtroom young man.
Me: Young? You wanna see my driver’s license?

Defending attorney: Are you a college graduate?
Me: Sure as fuck am.

Prosecuting attorney: Judge, he’s still using foul language.
Judge: He is, isn’t he.
Prosecuting attorney: Judge, make him stop. Make him stop, Judge.
Judge: Fuck no. I think he’s on to something. Maybe this fucker is guilty….

I'm Zoey the Cool Cat, and I approve this post

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25 thoughts on “Maybe he’s guilty

        1. Russel Ray Photos Post author

          Oh, I know. I have retired three times, the first time at age 38 in 1993. I thought I would do everything in the world. I didn’t want to do it alone, though. And why my wise old grandmother taught me the difference between being alone and being lonely, I was both alone and lonely. So I went back to work to meet people with similar interests.

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          1. Marsha

            Thirty-eight is pretty young. When I was 36 I started my career teaching, but I know what you mean by being alone and lonely. I can’t handle lonely very well. It’s an emotion I’m sure we all struggle with, but some more than others, and I’m one of those who struggles a lot with it. I’m sorry that you do too. 😦

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            1. Russel Ray Photos Post author

              I only struggled with being lonely, even with hundreds of friends, when I was not true to myself. Once I accepted myself in 1993, I have never been lonely since because I always have me (and Zoey the Cool Cat……. and Jim).

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              1. Marsha

                I think I’m pretty true to myself, but I still struggle sometimes. I miss people that I love when they are no longer part of my life. Or when I move, it tears me apart. That happened to me in my younger years, not so much now. 🙂

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        1. Russel Ray Photos Post author

          Actually, when it comes to wildfires in Southern California, 45 miles is not really a long way away. We have to be ever on the alert. This is a weird fire season, though, because it has lasted well past its end date (October 31) and well into the winter. However, so far this winter, there have been no winter rains, and therein lies the problem.

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