Here is a snippet from a phone call I had with my dad earlier this week:
Dad: You got some mail here today
Me: Oh yeah? Is it a check or a bill? I prefer a check
Dad: Neither, but you have been picked for something
Me: Really? What's that?
Dad: Jury duty
Me: Shut up, no I wasn't, really?
Dad: Yep, I'm mailing the summons to you today. I would have called the courthouse myself to tell them you can't serve but I'm afraid they'll look me up and ask me to serve instead and I don't want that
Me: Thanks dad *grumble grumble* Sure send the alleged summons
So yesterday the letter from dad arrived in the mail and sadly this is what was in there....
An official jury summons for Wisconsin. It's been about 5 years since I was last called for jury duty and apparently when I renewed my WI driver's license last summer, I was moved up in the line. Well at least that's what I think happened. Crap.
Tomorrow I will have to call the local courthouse to see if they can give me an extension or release me from serving, considering I don't live in Wisconsin anymore or pay taxes there, but I still hold a Wisconsin driver's license and just this year declared myself an Illinois resident.
When I shared this unhappy news, someone told me to go get an Illinois driver's license, but I don't want to give up my Wisconsin one. I know it's dumb and honestly I have no good reason to keep it, but I don't want an Illinois license. The vain part of me says that because I don't want a new driver's license photo. Look at my current one, I look really cute and my last two driver's license pictures looked AWFUL. I can't let this go, I'm adorable!
Fingers crossed the Wisconsin court house is lenient with me. Otherwise I'll have to figure out how to handle this little mess then.
Damn you civic duty.