This morning found me up until 2am, finishing my free ebook “How POUR is Your Blog?” that I will launch next Friday afternoon at sOBCon09 Biz School for Bloggers. All that is left to do is to add the alternative text for all of the images. Yes, like with websites and blogs, ebooks should provide alternative text for all images to benefit individuals using screen readers.
Tomorrow I pack. Everything needs to fit into my one bag and laptop case for purely logistically reasons – nothing more will fit onto my scooter! Then I need to put the finishing touches on my PowerPoint presentation and copy it onto a couple of flash drives…just in case! I should then be almost ready to go by the time the taxi arrives at 6:45am Wednesday morning.
Today, on the way home from my pre-trip haircut, I picked up the mail. There was a white windowed envelope — those always make me nervous — from the Ministry of Attorney General – Sheriff Services, with my maiden name peering through the window.
I’ve been summons for juror duty! Now? Are you kidding me?!
As soon as I return home from Chicago, I need to begin preparing a presentation for the BC Recreation and Parks Association (BCRPA) Symposium in Whistler on May 27th. Then the YWCA Women of Distinction Awards, for which I have been nominated, are June 3rd. I had scheduled a 24-hour holiday for June 4th!
Now I suppose to fit in jury duty?
Reading through the information, I could probably have myself disqualified based on the Jury Act, “Section 3(1) A person is disqualified from serving as a juror who is…(m) subject to a mental or physical infirmity incompatible with the discharge of the duties of a juror…” (Subject to physical infirmity incompatible with…? What?) But that would be the easy way out, which is definitely not my style!
Instead, I will appear at the courthouse “on Monday the 1st June, 2009 at the hour of 09:15 o’clock in the fore noon…” After all, it is my civil duty!
I’ll see how they deal with me. Will the legal system accommodate or discriminate? Stay tuned!If you enjoyed this post, consider buying me a cafe mocha. Thanks kindly.