Ken has jury duty Tuesday. He gets called in about every other year. San Diego is crazy; according to a recent news article, they send out 25,000 jury duty summonses per week, and get a response rate of... 10%. While they could take legal action against those who don't show up, they do not; they just let it slide. Which is the only explanation I can think of for how they got in a situation where only one person in ten who gets a summons actually shows up. I thought it seemed a little odd that everyone I know gets summoned with such regularity. Well, if these numbers are correct, they're sending out one summons for roughly every 1.6 adults in the county, every year.
That's why I wasn't too surprised to get a summons in Saturday's mail myself. Having actually been on a jury in November 2005, I don't have to go -- being on a jury gets you a three-year exemption. Part of me thinks it sounds like a nice change of pace anyway, but I shall restrain myself.
In today's News of the Cranky:
1) Koo Koo Roo has pulled out of the San Diego market entirely. Their Mission Valley location is now a freakin' Fuddruckers.
2) No daytime Comet McNaught for me. Maybe my vision just isn't acute enough; when I look at a bright daytime sky for too long, all I see are spangles and floaters. I think the comet may have dimmed a bit, though -- spaceweather.com's taken down their daytime finder chart, and I don't see any reports online that were written today. I can't believe I missed two days of daytime visibility because I'd given up on seeing the comet.
3) Period is A WEEK EARLY. That is unfair on a cosmic scale. It is also the third time it's happened in a year. When I said I thought they'd be irregular for a while, I meant maybe I'd skip a couple, not have extras.
4) I can't remember the fourth thing. That is annoying me.
If there were a "24" drinking game where you had to drink every time someone said "this is our only chance to stop the terrorist/bomb/rabid rats/flood/virus/locusts!" all of the participants would DIE.