Municipal Court, where I spent the day today, is an even bigger waste of time than the County and State courts. Most of the cases tried in Municipal Court are traffic violations and half the time the defendants and witnesses don't even show up. When they do bother to show up, they seldom want a jury trial anyway. The vast majority of people in these cases just take a plea bargain and pay a fine. There still needs to be a jury pool, just in case someone wants a jury trial, however. To make this all possible, 100 people spent the afternoon with me, watching Judge Joe Brown reruns on TV in the jury pool room. Kind of ironic if you ask me. You go downtown to do your civic duty and end up watching a TV show judge instead of a real one.
I have an appointment to take Dot to the vet tomorrow, but I think I'm going to take Dash instead. Dot has been slowing down as she gets older and I wanted to check her hips for signs of arthritis. Dot can wait another week though, because Dash is actually sick. He's been losing weight recently and I've seen some signs of blood in his stools. Hopefully, there is nothing seriously wrong with either dog.
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