Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Conversation Overheard.

l. Did you check your mail today?

r. No, my mail comes in the afternoon but it's been late the past week.

l. I got a summons for jury duty.

r. I think my regular mail guy is on vacation because I'm finding it on the floor instead of the mail box.

l. What a pain. I've got a million things to do. I can't afford to take a day off work.

r. I wonder when the regular mail guy is coming back? He’s been gone for weeks.

l. I think they pay 15 bucks for a day. I've got bills to pay, last time they called me for jury duty I sat around for a day and they never called anyone to a jury.

r. Maybe he had an accident. I wouldn’t want to deliver mail in this neighborhood with the dogs, holes in the sidewalks, and this winter we’ve had.

l. Big waste of time if you ask me. I didn't bring enough food, ate ten packs of peanut butter crackers from the vending machine, cost me about a quarter of my days pay for the crackers.

r. Maybe the mail man quit.

l. I'm going to bring a good lunch the day I go. Chips, a sandwich, cookies, maybe a hard boiled egg.

r. You should stop complaining. Someone has to sit on the jury.

l. I get hungry, at 10 am I'm starving. I can't go till noon with out eating if I sit on a jury.

r. If they only had people who sat around all day and watched Maury Povich, think of the mess we'd be in. Working people have got to be on juries.

l. How am I supposed to pay attention with low blood sugar?

r. I haven't been called for jury duty for ages. I can't remember the last time, maybe 8 or 9 years ago.

l. I get picked all the time. I'm not sure why.

r. I'm gonna go home and check my mail. I'm expecting a tax rebate check. I want to get it before it's stolen.

l. Maybe you’ll get a summons too.

r. The people in my building never throw out the junk mail. The foyer's a mess, it gets on my nerves.

l. See you at the gig tonight.

r. I wouldn't mind a few days on the dole. If you don't want to do the jury, I'll go instead. Look at us, we wear the same color hat, no one would notice the difference.

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