Thursday, September 6, 2018

The End


The students in the computer aided drafting class did not believe that their teacher was on jury duty. They accused him of going on vacation. They were sure he was out of town.

Never mind the fact that he had stopped in on various occasions. He attended Back to School night. He was grading their work.

On Monday, Mr. G emailed me to let me know that the jury was deliberating. (Finally!) On Tuesday, they still were. So, I left Tuesday afternoon expecting not to return on Wednesday. They'd be done, right?

I told the classes that there was a 70% chance their teacher would be back on Wednesday.

Tuesday night, 11 PM, I got the email. They were still deliberating.

So, on Wednesday, I hedged again. Would he be back on Thursday? Hopefully?

Again, Wednesday, I left with the expectation that I would not return Thursday.

This time, I was right. I got an email at 9:30 PM. They had rendered a verdict. They were done.

I wished I could have been a fly on the wall on Thursday. I would have loved to have seen the kiddos' faces when they walked in and Mr. G was there.

So, the CAD class is now over. The school year is officially underway. Goodbye, summer.

30 comments:

  1. Wow, wow, with that trial! I bet the teacher was glad to get back into the classroom too!

    betty

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  2. Hi Liz - yes for them goodbye Summer classes ... good luck with your work for the coming year. I bet Mr G is happy it's all over, though he missed the summer ... cheers Hilary

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  3. Weird they didn't believe he was on jury duty.

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  4. My significant other was selected for a jury a few months ago, and I couldn't believe for how long that trial lasted...especially after it finally did end and he could finally tell me what it was about. He was very happy to go back to his actual job. I'm guessing Mr. G is, too.

    Kids are so weird, aren't they, with that they choose to believe?

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  5. lol! His students were probably like what you're back?!?! Then mentioned his "vacation" *shakes head*

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    1. I so hope they asked about his "vacation"...

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  6. I had a teacher go out on jury duty once, although I don't think it was for that long--maybe two weeks? I guess it's hard to believe a trial could last that long when you've never experienced one.

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  7. He was probably very happy to finish and go back to work, even if the kids didn't believe where he'd been.

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    1. Oh yea. The relief in his email was apparent.

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  8. I am sure those kids will miss you!

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    1. Nope. They did not. I'm seeing them today (I'm back at the school in a different class), and the students that recognize me don't seem too pleased to see me.

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  9. No, those kids will sigh as you will, too. I hope you find another classroom with a little more interest in learning.

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  10. The best thing about being a lawyer is being exempt from jury duty. The worst thing is dealing with juries.

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  11. I wonder what the trial was about.

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  12. Such a long trial... Anyway, wish you the best for the coming academic year. :-)

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  13. That took a while! Hope the new year is good to you!

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  14. I imagine part of the draw to substitute teach is the variety, so you must be glad to have that back. Be well!

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  15. That would have been funny to see their reactions.

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  16. I am certain he is glad to be back at work and making money. Now, I wonder how many kids will use "Jury duty" as an excuse in the future.

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    1. Oh, he got paid while on jury duty. The school district pays teachers when they're called.

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  17. If only jury duty were like vacation!

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    1. I know, right? They'd have a much easier time getting people to serve.

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  18. Is jury duty compulsory in the US? It is here. If you can't do it you have to apply for it to be waived, but there is no guarantee it will be (and you can be charged yourself if you don't turn up).

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