Wednesday, March 28, 2007
an afternoon in court
Ridiculous. Probably other people leave the house and see people. I usually don't. OK, some folks asked below what a day at Cornell law playing juror was like.
First of all, it looks like a law school, the Hollywood stereotype. Big gothicish building, very old, all wood and stone inside, and the courtroom/lecture hall is very Paper Chase. (I have visited Harvard Law too, and parts of it are especially Paper Chase, as it should be, since that was the setting, but anyway...). Real judge, real defense attorney from town, REAL US Attorney (prosecutor). Fake defendent, fake jurors, dozens of scruffy looking, tired students. What it amounted to was filling out a questionair re then sitting there being asked personal questions. What was I thinking? Why did I do this? I wasn't on trial, and I tell ya, I couldn't take it. It made me sweat. I am a very very very shy and reclusive person, and tomorrow I will be interviewed with four other artists on WSKG TV, channel 12 Binghamton, what was I thinking when I agreed to that????????????????????