I am living inside a frickin’ movie!

I do not have anything to write about that anybody wants to read about. In general it’s just the same ol’ same ol’ around here. Is it getting old? Yes it is getting old. If anybody calls me “strong” I will smack them! I am not strong. I am totally freaking out that my life has been so turned upside down for so long and I am *trying* to put one foot in front of the other. Whether I can do that with anything approaching grace (or even numbness) varies literally by the minute. I wanna get outta here. I wanna go home.

Well, except for the fact that a frickin’ jury duty “questionnaire” awaits me at home. Do I want to be called for jury duty? NOOOOOO I do not. Actually, since I have been called something like five times in the last 10 years, I am totally, utterly, absolutely pissed off (yes, the P word, sorry). From the get-go, I think if you have been called over and over and over again, you should get a grace period. A grace period that lasts longer than one frickin’ year, that is!

I know that these stupid questionnaires get sent out on a random basis. Er, arguably random, since I seem to get more of them than anybody else I know. I know that the computer that generates these goddamn questionnaires doesn’t know who I am or care what my current circumstances are. I also know that a frickin’ questionnaire doesn’t mean that you are called for a definite date. That will maybe come six months from now. Hopefully by then I will not be living inside a frickin’ movie. Still. Finding out that I got a frickin’ jury questionnaire rubs salt into every single one of my current psychological wounds. I do not need to deal with the frickin’ county court system right now. I do not even want to think about the court system and the scum of the earth criminals that require *me* to have to respond to jury duty questionnaires.

If you correctly guess which (frickin’) movie I am living in, I will reward you with one doozy of a lake effect snowstorm.

P.S. If you actually read this, thank you for letting me rant and rave and vent. And no, this is NOT all about meeeee. It is hard for everyone. But it is soooooo hard.

10 Responses to “I am living inside a frickin’ movie!”

  1. DogMomster Says:

    My guess: “Groundhog Day”… the one where the one day keeps repeating itself until it’s done “right”…

    You are welcome to vent with me anytime… call, text, email, IM, whatever method happens to work… just wishing I could be up there to hug you (but the floodgates opened at work on me and I have to be in Jackson 3 days and Owosso one next week – although I’m SURE I could change that if needed).

  2. Kathy Farnell Says:

    Love you and still saying those prayers.

  3. jay Says:

    Just answer the questionnaire with the word “GUILTY” in every spot.
    Perhaps they will stop sending them so often.
    (Or maybe you will get more.)

  4. l4827 Says:

    I received my Jury Duty questionnaire last week also. I wonder if these questionnaires are sent out around one’s birthday, as I have one looming also…

    BTW, our Knight’s waitress might be getting a questionnaire as she just had a BD also.

  5. Margaret Says:

    I would try to be excused from jury duty; it’s worked for me twice here. You have every reason to do so. One foot in front of the other. A wise person(you) told me that when I was in the midst of dealing with my husband’s cancer. None of us are as strong as we want to be, but we are mostly as strong as we have to be.

  6. Uncly Uncle Says:

    Just appreciate what you are able to do for your Mom. So many don’t have family able or willing to help. -UU

  7. Pooh Says:

    I agree with Margaret on asking to be excused from jury duty. “I’m sorry I didn’t respond to this F—ine questionnaire sooner, but I wasn’t even at home when it came. I’ve been staying with my mother who is ill” (Leave out the word ‘fine’ for PCness.)

    I agree with Karen on the movie. If I win, could you please arrange for the Lake Effect Snow to fall on a school day?

  8. Tonya Watkins Says:

    Or, you could do what my husband does on a regular basis (after serving on a couple of juries in the past, he now receives summons several times a year) — he IGNORES THEM. Doesn’t fret, doesn’t stew, doesn’t seek to be excused; just throws them away and forgets about it. There haven’t been any consequences (yet). ;o)

  9. kayak woman Says:

    Washtenaw County does not excuse people from jury duty ever. They will do one postponement. I know this. They sent Liz a questionnaire while she was on study-abroad in Spain. I went down there and beat the door down until I got someone who at least pretended to care that I couldn’t even get the damn questionnaire over to Spain and back in 10 days or whatever it was. But it *is* just a questionnaire. If I do get called it’ll be months from now and this phase of my life will be over. And if they call me on an inconvenient date then, I can use the one postponement. It’s just annoying to have to deal with.

    @Tonya. I love it! I have often wondered what would happen if I just threw the damn thing out. Especially since I *have* gone down there in person to beat their door down and found pretty rampant incompetency. Say what? I never got that!

  10. DogMomster Says:

    I am not looking forward to getting any jury summons… (knock on wood, haven’t seen any for some years…probably just jinxed myself). CanNOT for the life of me figure out how your name keeps bubbling to the surface… yes, there’s random, but this is Extreme Random in some bizarre universe.