jury duty & weird encounters while walking
Thursday, November 08, 2007
I served jury duty yesterday. Wow, what a mess! I checked in and 8:00 and was gone by 9:00. All I had to do was fill out a form and watch the two propoganda films. I actually read Suetonius through them, but perked up at this sentence: "Trial by jury is so successful that even some former communist countries have adopted the practice!" [image of 'Czechoslovakia' on a map]. Wow.. even heathens do it! "And do you know why? Because it WORKS!"
Then they put us on break. By the time we came back the single case we were summoned for had been resolved. God bless America.
Then I skipped Spanish with Scarlett and we went to the beach, where I saw a pelican carcass washed up on shore. Romantic.
When I was on a walk this morning in the rich-people neighborhood that surrounds campus, I saw something really absurd. I passed by a woman in a pink velour sweatsuit pushing an empty stroller. Then, I noticed that inside the mesh storage space underneath the stroller seat was a tiny yorkie with one of those no-bite collars on. I gave the women a thumbs up, and she explained that "he broke his leg". Then, she walked into her hoity-toity gated community. weird.
Also, after having passed a construction site, a man told me I "look pretty". I turned around and gave him a prolonged dirty glare through my mary-kate sunglasses. "What? I said you look pretty!". I didn't know how to explain: women are not objects for men's pleasure, thus your comment was not a compliment but an insult. Maybe I should just carry around business cards with that crap on it.
I also found a quickly ripening grapefruit tree & picked up some fruit from it.