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  Reply # 1958570 15-Feb-2018 12:19
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That must have been immensely satisfying!

 

 

 

 

It sure was! cool






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  Reply # 1958665 15-Feb-2018 16:38

In his book, Mike Bungay QC said a good way to avoid jury service for a man was to turn up wearing a suit - or a least with a coat.    On that coat make sure you have one or two badges.    His theory was that for criminal cases it would alert the Defence that the person might be very conservative & you'd be the first to get challenged.   

 

Another way would be to say you have a slight hearing loss that might affect your ability to hear in court.   A person might not know until the case actually starts.


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  Reply # 1958690 15-Feb-2018 17:46
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Wear a patch that looks like a gang patch. Skull and crossbones comes to mind.


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  Reply # 1958732 15-Feb-2018 18:41
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Call in a bomb threat on the day of.

 

 

 

To the humourless types: this is what we call a joke.


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  Reply # 1958739 15-Feb-2018 19:04
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In his book, Mike Bungay QC said a good way to avoid jury service for a man was to turn up wearing a suit - or a least with a coat.    On that coat make sure you have one or two badges.    His theory was that for criminal cases it would alert the Defence that the person might be very conservative & you'd be the first to get challenged.   

 

Another way would be to say you have a slight hearing loss that might affect your ability to hear in court.   A person might not know until the case actually starts.

 

 

The advice I got from a lawyer was that you have to go to one extreme or the other, as you want to maximise the chance that you are unattractive to either the prosecution or the defence (so that one of them will challenge you).

 

According to him, if you turn up looking ultra-establishment (pressed suit, tie, tie clip, cufflinks, overcoat, shined shoes) then there is a pretty good chance that the defence will challenge you - esp in a criminal/gang trial (although possibly not in a fraud trial).

 

On the other hand if you sleep in your clothes, don't shower the day before or wear deodorant, don't shave for two days before, and (optionally) spritz yourself with a bit of whiskey in lieu of aftershave, then there is a pretty good chance the prosecution will challenge.


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  Reply # 1958740 15-Feb-2018 19:10
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You could also always start a fire. Oh, it's just a joke! No harm meant. Better watch out for those humourless police, though. They might not see how funny it is.

 

 





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  Reply # 1958771 15-Feb-2018 19:57
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Rikkitic:

 

You could also always start a fire. Oh, it's just a joke! No harm meant. Better watch out for those humourless police, though. They might not see how funny it is.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1958793 15-Feb-2018 20:51

How about a badge saying 'SST'?    It could mean the person belongs to the Sensible Sentencing Trust, or an aviation geek who would like Boeing or Airbus to build another Supersonic Transport plane.   Either assumption would work.


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  Reply # 1958798 15-Feb-2018 21:10
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The jury is selected from the electoral roll and - as I understand it - the only information the lawyers have is your name, age and occupation.

 

 

 

Is it illegal to lie about your occupation on the electoral roll?

 

 

 

You could be... umm... a private investigator. Just on the electoral roll. Or a forensic psychologist. 


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  Reply # 1958806 15-Feb-2018 21:46
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Journeyman:

 

Is it illegal to lie about your occupation on the electoral roll?

 

 

Better not be.  
After many decades on planet earth, and having had multiple diverse "jobs" - many of which couldn't truly be described as an "occupation", I tend to put down whatever I feel like at the time on official forms, with deference to titles ("Poet" or "slave" seems to be okay, Doctor or Professor, probably not.  The Very Reverend - ugh - sometimes). The only thing I've been truly dedicated to long term is sleep, having consistently spent more time devoted to this than any "job" I've ever had - or anything else for that matter..  "Sleeper" however has connotations I'd prefer to avoid.




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  Reply # 1958812 15-Feb-2018 22:05
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Journeyman:

 

Is it illegal to lie about your occupation on the electoral roll?

 

 

Better not be.  
After many decades on planet earth, and having had multiple diverse "jobs" - many of which couldn't truly be described as an "occupation", I tend to put down whatever I feel like at the time on official forms, with deference to titles ("Poet" or "slave" seems to be okay, Doctor or Professor, probably not.  The Very Reverend - ugh - sometimes). The only thing I've been truly dedicated to long term is sleep, having consistently spent more time devoted to this than any "job" I've ever had - or anything else for that matter..  "Sleeper" however has connotations I'd prefer to avoid.

 

 

Heh I don't sleep more than I work, even on holiday.

 

 


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  Reply # 1958823 15-Feb-2018 22:18
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Fred99:

 

Journeyman:

 

Is it illegal to lie about your occupation on the electoral roll?

 

 

Better not be.  
After many decades on planet earth, and having had multiple diverse "jobs" - many of which couldn't truly be described as an "occupation", I tend to put down whatever I feel like at the time on official forms, with deference to titles ("Poet" or "slave" seems to be okay, Doctor or Professor, probably not.  The Very Reverend - ugh - sometimes). The only thing I've been truly dedicated to long term is sleep, having consistently spent more time devoted to this than any "job" I've ever had - or anything else for that matter..  "Sleeper" however has connotations I'd prefer to avoid.

 

 

Heh I don't sleep more than I work, even on holiday.

 

 

 

 

True for me on a daily basis, but as I've never worked in one job for more than a few years, so by accumulated total, sleep definitely wins.

 

Work is very overrated by many measures, especially the truism that nobody on their deathbed has uttered final words "I wish I'd spent more time at the office".


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  Reply # 1958831 15-Feb-2018 22:27
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Occupation: Priest, Church of Satan.




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Fred99:

 

True for me on a daily basis, but as I've never worked in one job for more than a few years, so by accumulated total, sleep definitely wins.

 

Work is very overrated by many measures, especially the truism that nobody on their deathbed has uttered final words "I wish I'd spent more time at the office".

 

 

Well, I find recreational activities that I enjoy run pretty expensive, and since I like eating and bathing and having a cover over my head, I don't see myself sleeping more hours than I work anytime soon consistently. 

 

My mother cursed me with expensive tastes, and blessed me with a great work ethic so I guess in the end at least I can fund my expensive tastes :) 

 

 

 

 


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networkn:

 

Fred99:

 

True for me on a daily basis, but as I've never worked in one job for more than a few years, so by accumulated total, sleep definitely wins.

 

Work is very overrated by many measures, especially the truism that nobody on their deathbed has uttered final words "I wish I'd spent more time at the office".

 

 

Well, I find recreational activities that I enjoy run pretty expensive, and since I like eating and bathing and having a cover over my head, I don't see myself sleeping more hours than I work anytime soon consistently. 

 

My mother cursed me with expensive tastes, and blessed me with a great work ethic so I guess in the end at least I can fund my expensive tastes :) 

 

 

Oh dear.  My absolute favourite recreational activity is 100% free, solo or shared. I have a life.

 

 


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