I served my County yesterday. Jury duty.
This is the second time I have been called. Four years ago I was on a week long trial.
Taking my scooter on a Max train downtown, finding a place to park it in the juror pool room...it is all outside my realm of comfort.
I was called to a courtroom to be vetted for a trial. Answering the basic questions: "My name is Troy Wittren...I am a Title 4E eligibility specialist withe child welfare...I have a BS degree from Oregon State...I live with my wife and son..."
I sense that the people in the courtroom don't expect to hear any of that from me, the disabled guy in the scooter.
They forgot to ask if we drive. I raised my hand that I did. A little later the Judge asked my directly, "Sir, do you drive?"
"Yes, I do."
I should have said "Just google 'Troy Wittren jet white'."
Probably would have been contempt of court.
I was not selected for the jury.
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