An Excusal Rarely Offends

It seems that I am eligible for jury service and not entitled to excusal.

Guide to Jury Service Eligibility and Applying for Excusal

This is a shame, because “excusal” is such an amusing word. Scotland is the only place I’ve ever heard people describe retirement as “retiral”, and now this.

I have no excusal that would get me off jury service, so now I have a gavel of Damocles hanging over my head, making it more difficult to travel or to watch box sets of Boston Legal until that day actually arrives.

I must have walked past the Edinburgh Sheriff Court in Chambers Street one too many times on my way to work. “You’ll do, pal.”

30 March 2012 · Journal