So on Monday I had jury duty and it actually ruined my week. I am still paying for it as we speak. I haven't slept since sometime yesterday afternoon.
I asked for an extension a week back on a project and had completely forgotten about how I had to serve my duty as an American citizen. I asked for the extension till Monday, same day as jury duty, and after getting it I realized I had to be at the courthouse at 8 a.m. They didn’t let us leave until that evening.
I literally sat in a room crowded with over 250 people and did nothing but wait for like 9 HOUR!! Talk about a waist of a day. I brought work with me but there was no room to do anything because of how we were all crowded together.
I doodled on the hand out they gave us, out of frustration. Some of the people there looked just as pissed as I did, while others were happy to have the day off.
To top it all off, they only give you like $6.42 to come in and waist your day waiting to hear if you will be selected. I couldn’t even get a decent lunch in the cafeteria for that much. At the end of the day they told everyone in my group that we were on call for the rest of the week. ON CALL!! WHICH MEANS I MIGHT HAVE TO DO THIS AGAIN THIS WEEK!
I often ask myself; why do I keep attracting these situations. I didn’t get any sleep that day and ended up having to make up for it yesterday only to wake up to panic and hysteria because I hadn’t completed everything on Monday. And well, now it is Wednesday and I haven’t slept in a while.
I guess this is just the life of an artist: caffeine pills, racing hearts, and achy fingers.
I guess it is just another lesson from God so I learn from my mistakes.