Jean

Onesaid Co-founder

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Jean
Onesaid Co-founder
on Jury Duty
An unexpectedly rewarding experience. About 5 years ago, I served as a juror in a civil case. A smoker passed away and his family sued the tobacco company. Not the most exciting case, so of course I went in expecting to dread every second of it. After all, everybody hates jury duty, right?

I remember reading a tip online on how to get out of it quickly. All I had to do was volunteer the moment I arrived at the courthouse and then say something overly biased during the voir dire process. So I did exactly that. During the selection, I was asked whether I would consider other possible causes of the man's lung cancer outside of his smoking habit. The defense suggested that the man could have developed lung cancer from working near asbestos for much of his career in construction. I firmly told them I wouldn't buy that story for one second. Then I sat back, arms crossed, thinking I was scot-free.

But somehow, I was selected. To this day, I think somebody must've screwed up the names or something. But whatever happened, I'm glad it did. The week that followed was actually one of the most rewarding experiences I'd had in a long time. I learned a tremendous amount about the legal process, heard remarkably interesting facts from expert witnesses, and learned the true value of fully hearing both sides of an argument. In fact, every one of us who served that day felt the same way.

I know it doesn't sound like it would be a fun experience, but if a jury summons ever arrives in your mailbox, go with an open mind. If selected, you won't regret it.
2mo ago  •  3 comments

















Jean
Onesaid Co-founder
on Mondays
Hello Monday, my old friend My reaction as the weekend comes to an end and Monday approaches.
1y ago  •  2 comments


Jean
Onesaid Co-founder
on Salads
Not for me I only ever eat a salad if I absolutely have to.
1y ago  •  1 comment












Jean
Onesaid Co-founder
on Pets On The Bed
Why not? My bed is comfy. Can’t blame him.
1y ago  •  1 comment



















Jean
Onesaid Co-founder
on Piano
Don't know what I'm doing - enjoying it anyway Playing puts my mind at ease. Still a beginner, but even just a few notes can create a soothing sound.
1y ago  •  4 comments




Jean
Onesaid Co-founder
on Bugs
Mortal enemy More than anything in this world, I hate bugs.
2y ago  •  4 comments



Jean
Onesaid Co-founder
on Life
Life is good Wish it were forever.
2y ago  •  2 comments







Jean
Onesaid Co-founder
on Sleep
Can't get enough of it! Especially love naps
2y ago  •  0 comments




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