Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Doing my civic duty

Today I am not in the Abbey, although I should be,. Nope today I'm stuck in jury duty all damn day. As I type this I'm sitting in the jury holding pen... er I mean "waiting area" watching a wide cross section on society shuffle in, take seats and wait. All the while, smooth jazz plays overhead in the vain attempt to keep us calm if not slightly sleepy.

Now don't get me wrong, I'm all for doing my civic duty. In any other situation I'd be happy to serve on a jury, however when one is self employed the whole "If I don't go to work today, I wont eat tonight" thing cuts pretty deep. Add the fact that part of my crew is also stuck back east due to a spectacular travel mishap and I'm not all that thrilled to be here.

But serve I will.