I am writing in regard to the recent editorial about jurors.
This is the experience I had fulfilling my obligation for jury duty:
After receiving instructions from calling the night before, you park two-and-a-half blocks away and, if the weather is good, it won’t be too bad. But if it’s bad, you have the pleasure of walking in the rain, snow or ice to the first walk light.
If you have world class speed, you can make it to the other side of the street. If not, watch out.
Then you’re headed towards the cattle chute as you need to pick up speed to avoid any object that may fall off the Bresee Tower to your next obstacle — getting across the light at Vermilion Street.
You look on Main Street and notice the deputies arriving with defendants who will be on trial. They are parked in a designated area so they are not subject to the elements.
As you enter the courthouse to go through security and start your voyage upstairs to the jury room to be greeted by a packed room of several different fragrances of perfume and aftershave.
You sit and wait to see if you’re selected and, if you are picked to hear a case, you have a good feeling they plea-bargained and you won’t be needed that day.
I am a proud member of the AARP. Thank you for my constitutional privilege.
David L. Marlatt Sr.
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