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Confession: I am outraged I have to report for jury duty

Posted by Anonymous   + Show Post

A. I will be in the third trimester by then. Being hugely pregnant is NOT a viable excuse.

B. I have a toddler. They don't care about that. It is not permitted to take kids with you to the courthouse.

C. If they make me go BACK in a few months, I'll be nursing a newborn. Breastfeeding is not a viable excuse either. I DO NOT pump! I am a SAHM so I do not need to pump (pumping sucks - anyone who does that regularly gets hugs from me!)

D. My friend who had catastrophic injuries after falling from a great height about a year ago has been called to serve. SHE HAS A FUCKING BACK BRACE and is having surgery on her back *again.* She barely can do anything at this point. O.0 I think anyone with a BACK BRACE who cannot sit for long periods whatsoever should be automatically excused without having to show up. She has a long ass drive to get there.

I think anyone with painful disabilities/long-term injuries should not have to show up. Anyone with under school age kids shouldn't have to serve. Any woman/SAHDad  who has an infant shouldn't have to serve!

FML.

If they do not automatically excuse me due to being pregnant I will force the issue by somehow letting it be known that I am a filthy dirty Canadian socialist that believes in same-sex marriage rights, universal health care, taking care of poor people, free college education and I dunno...I'll come up with something offensive that will make them think I am too biased. 

If I didn't have small kids/fetus I would serve, seriously.


Posted by Anonymous on Oct. 10, 2012 at 11:14 AM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Oct. 11, 2012 at 12:47 PM
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Oh well his dr says he doesn't have to. Sucks to be you then

Quoting Piskie:



Quoting Anonymous:

Quoting Piskie:


well it makes him more tired, run down, sick much easier, constantly testing, having to take insulin. Are you really a fucking moron or just stupid?

Well seeing as i've been a type 1 diabetic since i was 9 and have done jury duty twice.....

Theres no reason diabetics can't do jury duty. 

Piskie
by Silver Member on Oct. 11, 2012 at 12:57 PM


Quoting mommybug77:

Oh well his dr says he doesn't have to. Sucks to be you then

Quoting Piskie:



Quoting Anonymous:

Quoting Piskie:


well it makes him more tired, run down, sick much easier, constantly testing, having to take insulin. Are you really a fucking moron or just stupid?

Well seeing as i've been a type 1 diabetic since i was 9 and have done jury duty twice.....

Theres no reason diabetics can't do jury duty. 

Nope, it's just a silly excuse for not doing something that's functional for a society..... Diabetes itself is no problem for jury duty at all. It's called being a functional human and doing stuff. Sucks to be the person who lets a disease control their life and can't deal with it. 


merryvoice
by on Oct. 12, 2012 at 12:08 AM
You could always do what Tina Fey in 30 Rock did to get out of jury duty...dress like Princess Leia and act a tad bit insane. i.e., act like you think Star Wars is real.
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PoplarGrove
by Silver Member on Oct. 12, 2012 at 12:37 AM

It's selfish to not want a child to go hungry for hours?  It's selfish not to want to leave a child with a stranger (because if I were in this woman's shoes it would have been a stranger looking after my child since I have no family living here)?  How about it's selfish for a society to expect these things of a citizen when there are so many more citizens capable of performing THEIR civic duty without it affecting the life of a small child?  That's a concept, eh?  She can perform her civic duty in 5 years when her kids are in school.  

And in case you've never breastfed...when you're lactating the world kind of does revolve around your breasts...unless you like mastitis and wet shirts.

Quoting spooky415:

Oh good god. I can't believe how self-centered some of you women are. It's jury duty. It's your obligation as a citizen. Just because you have kids and breast feed doesn't mean you don't have the same obligations as any other citizen. The world does not revolve around you, your breasts, and your kids.


Quoting PoplarGrove:

Please tell me how a nursing mother is supposed to not nurse for 6+ hours?  Some babies won't take bottles no matter how hard you try (and shouldn't have to if the perfect nutrition is right there on tap)  Should the baby suffer because Mom's being forced on a jury?  And she will "miss" income.  It's called the money that has to be taken from her husband's income to pay for the sitter.  Oh, and the child who is forced to be away from his Mom, we'll just tell him to get over it too, right?  


Quoting spooky415:

why are you so stressed about it? just go. you're a sahm, you're not going to be missing any income. just go. your kid will be taken care of. boo-hoo, you're a little uncomfortable for awhile. boo-hoo, you might get called back while you're nursing. GET OVER IT.





Quoting Anonymous:

The stress from this is probably doing wonderful things to my blood pressure. :/




Quoting Anonymous:

 that is stupid. My ob I know would write me up a letter for being on bedrest, which I am not technically. That BLOWS. I would be pissed to.



Quoting Anonymous:



Like I said, pregnancy is not an excuse to get out of showing up. I asked the OB and he said NO. :(



My friend already got one deferrment (they wanted her right after her accident lol!) You only get one deferrment here. We are both boned.



It is so dumb.



Quoting Anonymous:



 Get a note from your dr. They legally have to accept it. Same with your friend.






 







shivasgirl
by Platinum Member on Oct. 12, 2012 at 12:41 AM

you can get out of jury duty for being the care taker of a child under 10, get a grip

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