How to Survive at Jury Duty – Part Two – Arriving at the Courthouse

When you arrive at the courthouse, there will be lots of other people arriving at the courthouse. They will be parking their cars and walking into the courthouse like they know what they are doing. Do not be fooled by this behavior. They have no clue either. Just casually park your car and walk in like you know what you are doing.


The is what a basic courthouse will look like. Your results may vary.

After you park your car and walk in, you will go through the metal detectors, because you aren’t allowed to take your scissors or guns into the courthouse. As a general rule, I try not to carry around stuff I can kill people with, so this didn’t bother me.


Wait… Why does THIS guy get a sword??

Once you enter the building, you will find out that all the people who looked like they knew what they were doing, really have no idea. As for me, I NEVER know what I am doing, so this is a situation I know how to handle. The first thing you should do is look for some sort of sign. It may be subtle, so look closely.


Thanks, sign people. This is just what I was looking for.

Once you have found the sign, you should go where it directs. At that point, you will join billions of people crammed in a waiting room with back episodes of some home improvement show playing on Home and Garden Television blaring at high volume. You would think they would play Court TV, but go figure. After being tortured by the high pitched giggles of a woman trying to remove a toilet while renovating her bathroom, you will be incredibly grateful when they call your name.







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2 Responses to How to Survive at Jury Duty – Part Two – Arriving at the Courthouse

  1. a says:

    Wow! Your courthouse is much nicer than the ones I’m used to! I either get “government-industrial design of 1965” or “built in 1895 with no improvements since then, including air conditioning.” And they’re unfailingly brown with some orange in there somewhere.

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