Thursday, October 30, 2008
Or Jury Duty Day 4
I have decided that a jury is one big sociology experiment. You take 12 people who don't know each other and have nothing in common with each other and put them together for days on end. Then tell them that they can't talk about their only shared experience, the trial (which is full of so many things that you want to talk about, but can't), and then you watch and see what happens. I am starting to wish that I paid more attention in sociology in college, because the group dynamics are very interesting. So far it has all been quite amicable. Everyone is respectful and kind to each other, people bring snacks etc. Yes, there are little cliques forming, cliques that seem to be based on socioeconomics more than racial groups, but everyone is getting along reasonably. Depending on how much longer this thing goes on, we'll see how this unfolds. Stay tuned, and eventually when this is all over I'll be able to tell the real story and it is entertaining, I promise.