Tuesday, July 29, 2008

The Earth started shaking...

I was sitting in the jury box in the middle of cross examination when the building started shaking. Since our courtroom is on the 6th floor, we felt it for quite a while.  I guess around 25-30 seconds.  No one moved.  I couldn't believe it.  The judge made a joke.  I raised my hand and asked if I could get under his desk.  He laughed.  I said- seriously.  The room stopped shaking.  A comment was made about aftershocks being possible.  AND THE TRIAL RESUMED.  It took me a minute to realize that the shaking I was still feeling, was my legs trembling!  But as a juror, I tried to focus again and take my notes with the shaky hand.  But within a minute the announced on the loudspeaker that they were evacuating the building. 

Most exciting part of my jury duty thus far...

2 comments:

mari elizabeth said...

COME BACK!! BOO FOR JURY DUTY!!

The Linabooty's said...

Glad you are safe Auntie Claire!
p.s love the purse!