Friday, March 13, 2009

What the ... ??

Just about the point where you think you've seen it all, God surprises you with something. Today's surprise could be filed under, "You gotta be kidding me!"

My sister-in-law contacted us about some family matters and told Beloved Husband that their father had been called up for jury duty. On the surface, this isn't very remarkable as people get called up for jury duty all the time, right? Well, yes ... but they usually don't get called up AFTER they die!

That's right people, the State of Maryland wants a dead man to serve on a jury! I wouldn't have believed it ... but it happened.

So we suggested that if my sister-in-law can free her schedule to report for duty with Dad's ashes in hand, maybe they'll let him off this time. :-D

2 comments:

lorna (see throughfaith) said...

crazy

and what a potential for hurt too. Too bad their records are in such disarray!

Reverend Mom said...

You're right about the potential for hurt. Fortunately, this was not a tragic death (he was 88 and had been very ill for some time). It still gives me pause to think how they could not have picked this up after this much time had elapsed. (sigh)