I’m a stay-at-home mom, and almost seven years ago, I was raising my two young children when I got a jury duty notice for service. Prior to staying home, I had been an engineer.
At the courthouse, I was called to the jury box to be interviewed and after questioning, I was dismissed. Before I could leave, the judge asked if I was the juror that had put down my occupation on the jury form as “Mom.” He told me that in all his time on the bench, no one had ever written that before! Everyone in the courtroom laughed. The woman next to me even told me that I was supposed to write “homemaker” on the form. At the time, I was really embarrassed.
However, it popped into my head the other day, and if I ever get called to jury duty again, I am going to be PROUD to write “Mom” as my occupation, as I am still raising my children. It’s a very hard and busy job and you’ve shown me what an important job it is too.
Jury Duty Mom
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