Thursday, February 08, 2007

Book Covers

Jury duty has turned out pretty much as I expected. Some interest combined with some frustration and just a soupcon of humor. The most interesting thing so far is the juror next to me, number 14 (I'm number 13). She's an older woman, retired, you can see lots of her on the Upper East Side. But it turns out she's led a very interesting life. When she was in her 20's she was living and working in Vienna. She met some people who were planning an overland trip to Bangkok and she decided to go with them. They backpacked across Europe and the Middle East all the way to Thailand. Once she got there she was out of money so she got herself a teaching job and ended up living there for three years. More proof that you should never judge by appearances.

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