65. How to Get out of Jury Duty

The mailman delivers good news and bad news. the “bad news” list for many people who in Los Angeles is a jury summons. This tells you that you must respond by mail phone for possible service on a jury. Many feel that jury duty is a boring chore would prefer not doing it.
In fact, court say that the most common question they hear : Why do I have to serve? The official is: Jury duty is a responsibility that all citizens must share.
If you are a citizen, you can read and understand English, if you’re 18 years old, and if you’re not a , you are eligible for jury duty. If you the summons, you might be fined up to ,500.
A jury trial might last one day or month. If you work for the government, this no problem, because the government will pay you regular salary while you are on jury duty. , if you are self-employed, you lose your regular for that time period. Instead of your regular , you get $15 a DAY for sitting on jury. This is another reason people try to jury duty.
Jack got the bad news yesterday. though he was retired and sat around all watching reruns of old movies, he told his Polly he wasn’t going to be a juror. hated jury duty and he was not going let the courts interfere with his retirement.
“So do you think you are going to get of it?” Polly asked, both amused and irritated. “ you going to claim that you’re dead? Or you going to tell them you’ve moved out the country?”
“No, both of those involve too paperwork. I’ve got a better idea. It’s a excuse. It says here that if you have physical disability, you can be dismissed.”
“What’s your ? Your 'bad back' doesn't allow you to sit a chair watching reruns all day?”
“No. Something than that. I’ve got gas. It’ll offend the jurors and everyone else in the courtroom. They’ll to open all the windows or issue gas .”
“But there’s one problem. You don’t have gas.”
I know how to create it. I’ll eat lot of peanuts and fruit the morning that go to court. As soon as they get whiff of my ‘problem,’ they’ll tell me to home and stay home.”
“That’s a brilliant idea!” said, as she rolled her eyes. At least would get him out of the house for day, she thought.