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3 Comments Jury Duty – Day 3

Article written by Boris Bozic on the 27 Nov 2014 in Personal

My internment continues, and I’m worried about the psychological impact.  Desperate times call for desperate measures,  I reached out to Amnesty International and asked them to take up my cause.  They hung-up on me! That’s…just…rude.  In my desperation I even contacted Greenpeace, and to my horror they refused to intercede on my behalf.  My plea “look, I get I’m not as cute as a baby seal, but maybe it’s time for guys to start thinking outside the box.  Who knows, it might lead to more donations,” fell on deaf ears.  Is mankind devoid of any compassion? Rhetorical question, based on my experience I think we all know the answer to that one.

I’m thinking of reaching out to all my brothers and sisters in the mortgage industry to support me in my time of need.  As a sign of solidarity, which would lift my spirits immeasurably, it would be nice if everyone wore a yellow ribbon until I was released.  Of course you wouldn’t have to ware it after 4:30pm because that’s when I get to go home.  Frankly, waring a yellow ribbon while I’m at home tonight watching the Leafs versus Penguins or Raptors versus Hawks, on my 65′ flat screen TV, would be, well, silly.

A gentlemen from the jury pool approached me this morning to introduce himself.  For the purposes of this blog I’ll call him George, because that’s his name.  A mutual acquaintance forwarded my Jury Pool – Day 1 blog to him, assuming he was in in the same jury poll, and suggested that he looks out for me.  So he did.  We laughed, we cried and we both stared out the window, green with envy at all those who are free to go about their day.  I said to George, “I will never take my freedom for granted again”. He said, “Boris, we brake for lunch in 45 minutes”.  George, is my rock.

11:28am – Do my ears deceive me?  Someone from the courts is making an announcement to the entire jury pool. He just said we’re free to go for the day.  But wait, there’s more. This guy is milking it, wouldn’t be surprised if he said, “I’m here till next Tuesday, try the veal”.  Praise Jesus, he just said our services are no longer required, period.  We don’t have to come back, and we won’t be called to serve for at least three years.  Of course we have to hang on to our summons in the event the government screws up – what are the chances of that happening? – and sends us another summons to appear before the three years are up.  The original summons will act as my get out of jail card.  My jury journey has come end.

A heart felt thank you to all the staff at MERIX. You were there for me in my darkest hours.  I will never forget the marching band that you arranged to have greet me at the foot of the court house stairs, and escort me on the long 750 meter walk back to my office. I Never Stopped Believing -

Until next time,




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Mark Kerzner @@kerzner Website Reply

Boris. This may be your best writing to date. In particular “A gentlemen from the jury pool approached me this morning to introduce himself. For the purposes of this blog I’ll call him George, because that’s his name.” – is brilliant writing.

If this is what it takes to get your creative juices flowing you should be locked up more often. Having gone through a similar experience this past August I could relate. Glad to have you back on the streets. I just hope your transition back to your daily routine is not too hard.


Sabeena Bubber @@sabeenabubber Website Reply

Boris, I must agree with Mark! I have been waiting daily to see your next post on Jury Duty, I have been thoroughly enjoying your posts. Although I am happy for you that you are finally a free bird, I admit that I’m disappointed there will be no Jury Day 4 and 5 for my reading pleasure. Enjoy your freedom!

Boris, I must say this was entertaining to say the least. I was secretly hoping for a really juicy trial for you and your crew! lol.

I was going to suggest that if this were to go on longer you should have just pretended to have a mental breakdown. That woulda gotten you outta Jury Duty! Cheers.

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