Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Twilight almost here!

For all you Twilight (Stephanie Meyers) fans - 2 more sleeps until the movie opens! My daughter and her friends have already bought their tickets and are having a sleep over afterwards. They even went downtown Toronto last weekend and got to see the stars of the movie. Withstood rain storms just to catch a glimpse. Oh to be young again!

Bella & Edward, here we come! (But I'm doing the sane thing and waiting for the uproar to die down.)

PS. A big happy birthday to my brother, Greg. Yesterday was his day! Hope it was a good one.

Your Civic Duty

What is it about our judicial system that they make doing your civic duty such a HORRIBLE experience?

Almost everyone called to jury duty dreads going into that room. Why? Maybe because you are treated as less than human. Actually more like a criminal instead of a potential judge on the case.

No, really. They heard over 200 people into one room, take your name, tell you to sit down (in totally uncomfortable chairs) and then - LEAVE YOU THERE FOR HOURS WITH NO INFORMATION! Sometimes, an official with a uniform comes in and whispers to another official, never looks anyone in the eye and leaves. The people sit up in their chairs, waiting hopefully for one tiny tidbit of information. But nothing comes. Why can't they share something with all the people just sitting there? It would make us less hostile, that's for sure.

And they don't even provide coffee or water! The least they could do is give us a drink. Well, that's my rant for now. Luckily I wasn't picked for a case so I'm safe for another 3 years. Whew!