Today I came back to the Ancestral Homestead and I notice some opened mail with my name on it. It was a jury duty notice that the Dad had opened on my behalf. Dad also went ahead and called Cobb County on my behalf to complain.
I turned my Georgia Driver's License in to the State of New York back in 2000! Hell, I moved from New York to New Jersey in 2004! (Speaking of which, I actually served on a jury in New York back in 2003, or thereabouts, one tries to forget jury duty, especially in New York!).
Now, what would have happened if my parents had moved and someone random had gotten my jury duty thingie and no one had forwarded it to me? And, I love how the jury duty notification indicates that "persons not living in Cobb County are ineligible to serve" (as if one wants, desperately to serve, but unfortunately you're just not qualified). To add insult to injury, in order to convince the county that I am "ineligible", I have to include "proof of my new address" when sending back the form. Proof of my "NEW" address? I've lived in my house for five years and that's the second place I've lived since I left the state!
Let's not even discuss all of the personal information they want you to fill out like employer, length of employment, nature of employment, spouse's employer, favorite color, favorite number and zodiac sign.
The best part of this story is that my Dad, when leaving the message with Cobb County, asks the key question-- how can he have lived here for 25 years and never been called for jury duty and yet I've lived out of state for 9 years and just got called.
(Finally, in the world of coincidences, the Husband just got called back home)...