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154. Get out of "Jail" (2)
On Monday and Tuesday, Archie got the same
. He had now escaped jury duty for three
, Monday through Wednesday. Only two days to go.
afternoon, his friend Gil called, asking Archie if
wanted to play golf the next morning. Archie
he was on jury duty that week. Gil
, “Well, no problem! It’s already Wednesday. You’ve made
! There’s no way that they’re going to call
to jury duty this late in the week.”
couldn’t believe that Gil had said that. Archie
several times on his wooden bookcase, saying that
hoped that Gil was right.
At 5:05 that
, still worried that Gil had jinxed him, Archie
the 800 number. Sure enough, the recording told
to call back Thursday between noon and 12:30,
of the usual 5 p.m. Damn that Gil,
Thursday, he anxiously called at 12:28. The
told him that his jury service was finished!
he had to do was mail in the
that had come in the white envelope. Archie
the affidavit into an envelope, put a 41-cent
class stamp on the envelope, and drove to
post office. Whistling as he dropped the envelope
the mailbox, he happily washed his hands once
of the “privilege” of doing jury service.