I figure to get up, get dressed*, eat, drive to the courthouse, get the shuttle bus from the parking lot to the courthouse**, and be at the jury duty room by 7:30, I'll need to set my alarm for about 5:30. That's oh dark thirty. I don't like getting up in the dark. I don't think well then. I don't drive well then. I will definitely be grumpy.
I'll have to drive significantly farther than I do on a normal morning. In heavier traffic. Grumpity.
Given that I'm getting over a cold, I will also be coughing a lot. Maybe they'll excuse me on the grounds that my cough is annoying.
*You have to dress "professionally". Yeah, I'm a UNIX sysadmin. Professional for me is a tshirt with something rude on it, and jeans. Or sweats. Or, whatever. You know. Stuff. Usually but not always with no extraneous holes.
**The courthouse is in a tiny, tiny town. The building was greatly expanded a few years back. The town is so tiny that there isn't room any more to park at the dang courthouse. You have to park at a nearby large parking lot and get a shuttle over. The courthouse has been rebuilt twice after fires. They couldn't have decided to bag it and rebuild somewhere with enough room? Sheesh.
|This IS my professional attire!|