Hubby finally got the call.. to go up to London for jury service. He sorted out his two weeks away from work, which included trying to make sure his team would be ok without any management support, and left early on Monday morning to make his way there on the train.
By lunchtime he was on his way back again, after being told he didn’t have to go back until Thursday! He went to work on Tuesday, then took a day off yesterday.
Today he will find out if he’s been chosen for a particular case. There are 20 of them, and 12 will be chosen. Those chosen 12 have been told they can expect the case to take 6 – 8 weeks. If he doesn’t get chosen, who knows…?
Having him up in London for 8 weeks will cause child care havoc. I work late on a Monday night, and he picks up the girls. Those last few appointments of the day are popular, and get booked up early. If he phones today top say he’sbeen picked, I will have to contact my manager, to explain that I will have to leave early on Mondays, and that the patients will have to be cancelled.
I did get a smile from it this morning though, as I imagined the selection process running like some sort of reality/talent show. Each name gets called, they step forward, then there’s this long dramatic pause, until they are told whether they are chosen or not! 😉
Oh well, it made me giggle! lol
It does seem a strange process though.. some will remain there for many weeks, whilst others waste a couple of weeks, going through the process, but being sent home each time they’re not chosen.
Have you ever done jury service.. was it a good experience?