I did not get picked for jury duty – again. I never do. I was the only one who showed up dressed in a suit.* I suppose it was the death kneel in the ears of the lawyers to hear I am a psychiatrist with some legal experiences who has some knowledge of forensic psychiatry (it was a criminal case). After eight hours of scrutiny they picked fourteen ‘neutral’ folks. I felt sorry for the ones who asked to be dismissed from duty as they are the sole income/caretaker at home and to miss work for eight days would be ruinous.
I am home now and having a snort. When I was in Canada William and Laurent gave me a bottle of rye. I had not opened it until now; it is delicious.
As I type this, Harper is licking the coverings of the armchair. She often does this; it is her inscrutable habit. Perhaps she likes the fabric’s course texture of the rough or it has salt in it. If Spo-fans have pets who do likewise I am interested to know what is your hypothesis to the cause.
The new office is wonderful but the water is bad. It has a tin taste to it, as if the pipes are made of aluminum. Worse, a pot of tea made with the bilge has and ‘off’ taste and there is an oil slick on top of it. Blech. I am lugging in jugs of drinking water which I buy on my way to work from the local Circle-K. Alas, putting in a proper water system is not high on the boss’ ‘to-do’ list of renovations. We don’t have a conference room so all pharmaceutical lunches are indefinitely canceled. Last week one was accidentally scheduled and we ate standing up in the kitchenette which doesn’t have tables and chairs yet. **
Tomorrow is symphony night. They are playing bromides so the odds of Urs Truly falling-asleep are pretty good. Nowadays Someone ushers and I sit alone so there is no one to poke me in the ribs when I nod off. Happily, I’ve discovered as sentinel coffee beats him by a country mile. In order to wait for the traffic to dissipate we may stop in after the show at a local bar and have another snort – good stuff (no rubbish) and no local water/ice please. Do I sound bad to disclose I am looking forward to this more than the music?
*It has been a few years since I donned my suit; it still fits thank you very much.
**The Rx representative brought in Chik-fil-a, which I have never had until now. To my surprise the food was relatively healthy consisting of salads and chicken wraps. Not bad. Aren’t we not supposed to not eat their wares? I forget if they are on the boycott list anymore. It is hard to be politically correct when one is edacious and there is a sudden arrival of free eats.