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Swimming in the jury pool

This Magazine Staff

I will be blogging infrequently this week, as I am spending most of it sitting around in a big room downtown waiting to be picked for a jury, or not. Civic duty, etc.

Observations so far:

Most people are secretly glad for the time away from the office. There’s a lot of contented reading and snoozing going on, interspersed with quick hits on the cellphone to transmit “concern” that everything is okay back at the office. And that’s just me.

The bagels deep within our justice system are surprisingly fresh and delicious.

In a room with hundreds of people sitting around, and very little to do, almost no-one is talking about the election.

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