Thursday, February 17, 2011

Jury Duty

I have recently completed my civic duty of being on a jury. During the long hours of rehashing the same material over and over-fascinating stuff like phone records- my mind would wander. I wondered what the lawyers liked to drink, the judge and of course what the jury juice of choice would be.

The defense: High profile defense attorney-day time; Arnold Palmer (lemonade and iced tea); evening possibly Pinot Noir or an occasional blended scotch. Co-counsel; vodka martini in the evening; Young buck assistant lawyer; Pinot Grigio and maybe Pimm's cups in the summer.

Prosecution: Investigator; bud light with lime (He looked really tough and in my observation really tough looking guys don't drink that much and often drink girly drinks. If living in Atlanta during the apple martini craze you would know what I am talking about. 6'4" and muscle bound with a green martini garnished with a cherry. Come on!) Female prosecutor; something strong. Still haven't put my finger on it but...Male prosecutor; nothing. Too obsessive and small to drink. He wouldn't want to loose control. Then I got to lawyers drink more than most?

Judge; not much. Maybe good reds from California because he knows that they are good for his blood pressure.

Jury: This is the mixed bag! Too overwhelming to guess the booze proclivity of all 12 jurors plus the 2 alternates. I decided to ask the internet. Remember when one had to ask the universe for answers. Now just the internet. I digress. Here are the 2 interesting things I found...1) The oldest bar in Columbus, Ohio has just gotten a face-lift and been reopened.  Here is their jury juice:

Jury Juice  $3
A hand-mixed lime daiquiri (rum, triple sec,
& lime juice) served on the rocks
Sounds good. Refreshing.
2) A doctor and a lawyer were attending a cocktail party when the doctor was approached by a man who asked advice on how to handle his ulcer. The doctor mumbled some medical advice, then turned to the lawyer and asked, "How do you handle the situation when you are asked for advice during a social function?"
"Just send an account for such advice" replied the lawyer.
On the next morning the doctor arrived at his surgery and issued the ulcer-stricken man a $50 account. That afternoon he received a $100 account from the lawyer.

For me, my post jury drink of choice would be a Manhattan on the rocks with house made vermouth, orange bitters, Eagle Rare whiskey and a bourbon cherry. Maybe 2 or 3.

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