The Summons

Have you ever noticed that there's no good and easy way to tell a state that you no longer reside there?  Anyway, due to this, I recently received a jury summons from the state of North Dakota.  I put it in my "to do" list, but since I'm not actually a resident there and I've got a serious case of pregnancy brain, it did not get done.

So, I received my second notice in the mail yesterday.  This letter, in no uncertain terms, explained why I needed to respond to my summons.  It states "This form must be completed by 20-Jan-2014 [although I received it on 21-Jan-2014].  Failure to do so will result in further action being taken."
Uh oh.  Did you hear that?  Further action.  I'm going to start using that with Will.  "Will, don't you throw that toy or I'm going to have to take further action."  "Eat your peas or, you know, stuff will have to happen."

So, anyway, I'm already giggling as I head to the website to fill out the form, like the good law-abiding citizen that I am.  And then - the first thing the form asks me is my round trip mileage to the courthouse.  So, in all seriousness, I pull up google maps and chart my trip to the courthouse; 1,755 miles one-way.  So, I dutifully type in 3,510 miles as my round trip distance.

However, at this point I'm laughing so hard I'm almost in tears as I picture myself, 39.5 weeks pregnant driving 1700 miles for jury duty in Cass County to avoid "further action."  On the bright side, they reimburse your mileage at .565 per mile.

Road trip, anyone?

1 comment:

  1. Hey! I'm down for a road trip! Haha. Good one! ;)