Today is my last day of Grand Jury service… four Weeks, three hours per day finally over.
I’ve learned some interesting things in the time and I thought I’d share:
- If you’re a moron, don’t visit NYC and expect to find fame and fortune with a fortune teller
- Shopping can be hazardous (that includes Payless Shoes, Macy’s, Barney’s, Duane Reade and Rite Aid)
- Stupid criminals commit stupid crimes. Sure you can learn that one from Cops, but seeing it in action is amazing). Related to this one… if you do need to commit a small crime, leave it at that… assaulting someone only gets’ you jail time.
- If you need to drive with a gun or drugs in your possession, choosing one seems to be better for your charges
- Marrying a guy already on Rikers Island only leads to trouble
- If you decide to commit check fraud, at least get the details of the checks correct for either the bank or the place you are ripping off.
- When someone suggested that they can help you with your money problems because they work at the bank, think twice…
- When at Port Authority, don’t let anyone help you with your bags … or your money
I supposed there are some other obvious lessons like a crazy amount of crime (that gets reported and for which arrests get made) takes place above 113 street.
All in all, not a horrible experience… though there were some horrible crimes we had to listen to.