Friday, March 05, 2010

My Day In Court

Today I had the privilege of attending my first court date. Nothing illustrious, just overdue registration on my van so I had to attend traffic court to waive the otherwise $150 ticket. I planned on bringing the girls, as I tend to bring them everywhere. I am loathe to ask for babysitting favors because I personally hate babysitting in most cases, thus I try to save others from a similar fate. Molly however insisted on watching them and I was very grateful. I took my book and looked forward to a few minutes of 'alone' time along with everyone else at the courthouse, but alas, the sheriff deputy promptly told me that reading was not allowed in the courtroom. Huh.
With my plans out the window I searched for other activities to keep me occupied. I compiled the following list based on my observations.

At 9:13 am in Courtroom 1130 of the Charlotte, NC Courthouse on March 5, 2010- I am Grateful That:
1. My name is not 'LaQuinta'.
2. I am not wearing a scrunchie.
3. I do not have a history of repeated failure to appear.
4. I have not frequented the courthouse often enough to be familiar with its layout.
5. I do not need a lawyer.
6. I am not appearing to answer to charges of assault.
7. I did not recognize any friends in the courtroom, giving a shout out.

And finally, on an unrelated note:
8. I am grateful that I do not have to list my relationship status on FaceBook as 'it's complicated.'

7 comments:

Jill said...

What's up with no reading in the court? That's weird, except maybe it's because their normal visitors bring porn.

Tasha said...

You are hilarious miss jessie. Did it go well for you then?

Michelle said...

This is so funny! I can't believe you can't read in court...strange.

I am also very happy for you that your name is not LaQuinta.

michelle said...

Oh my gosh, I love this! Hilarious. We can always find reasons to be grateful, eh? I'm glad your status isn't "it's complicated" as well.

I don't get the no reading thing, that would have seriously cramped my style.

Susan said...

I would imagine that the "no reading in the courtroom" was indeed a severe blow and far more stressful than having to appear in court!

I also,hope to find out that it was worth the trip!

Hannah said...

#2 is awesome...I tend to forget that people still wear them :)

Diana said...

LOL
Why no reading?

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