Sunday, July 3, 2016
The Grocery store, TV News and Jury Duty
Then, the difficult task of going through everything in the house starts and I will have to keep making decisions of finding a home for all of my things. I haven't had much time for quilting this week with all of the excitement that has been going on around here. I do have a couple of stories to share.
Her family had escaped to England and then to South Africa for several years before coming to America where she raised her two sons by herself.
She said she really enjoyed talking to me and knew I was nice because I had a nice face. :) She also complimented me on my hair (someone always says something about my hair at least once a week-it's naturally curly) and that she knew she would see me around again. She said she was 83. I do hope to see her again some time.
Some people are so grumpy about doing jury duty. There was an older man who was really trying to get out. He asked if being 70 would exempt him from jury duty. The lady giving the talk just ignored his question. Later he said that sitting around waiting was worse than being in jail and he would rather spend a day in jail than serve jury duty.
It turns out the trial was for a many who was suing the company he worked for because he developed cancer and said it was due to asbestos exposure. The catch was it was a 21 day trial that spread out over 6 weeks. I was bummed because it went into the start of school and took place on 2 of the 3 conference days I have this summer. 95% of the people filled out hardship forms and almost all of us were excused by noon, including the grumpy old man. There were about a dozen people who said they had nothing interfering with their ability to serve. The lady said they had excused 300 people the day before and had another group coming in after us.
I made a friend while there. I just happened to sit next to another teacher from my district so we talked the whole time we waited. She is a special education teacher for the kindergarten and first grade students at the school my youngest son attended last year.