Monday, December 3, 2012

Zen Monday: #223

If you're a Zen Monday regular, I don't need to say anything.

If you're not: Zen Monday is the day you tell us what the photo's about, rather than me telling you. The idea is (very loosely) based on the concept of Zen teaching, where a pupil learns through experience rather than through conventional methods like lectures. So please experience the photo and tell us what you've learned.



21 comments:

Pasadena Adjacent said...

jury duty

Kalei's Best Friend said...

Follow the lights if u dare, your destiny awaits!.

Adele said...

Oh my. I recognize this hall. Have I learned that you have been on jury duty? Have you met the one person who speaks loudly on his/her cell phone, not caring a bit about the 75 other people in the room? (That person is always on jury duty with me!)

Kalei's Best Friend said...

that waiting area for the jurors is a lot better than San Fernando Court!. We were in a cold, old, basement of the courthouse.

jmgrimes said...

Introspection

LONDONLULU said...

The dreariest clump of civic buildings near my old DC offices have apparently cloned themselves...and migrated to Pasadena!

LONDONLULU said...

(P.S. But that perspective...somehow, you managed to make it look cool.)

Petrea Burchard said...

I have never experienced jury duty in Pasadena. Sounds like a drag.

Bellis said...

What's in that folder? Will the lone figure at the end of the corridor get good news or bad? I'm thinking she's been selcted to sit on a jury for a trial of corporate fraud that will take at least 3 months.

Patrizzi Intergarlictica said...

Those granite walls shoved in my face
Terrazzo meets eye
A cold blessing of the place

TheChieftess said...

The last time I was called to jury duty I was one of the first 18 people to sit in the jury box selection area...the judge read off the list of witnesses involved in the case and asked if we knew anyone on the list...well...the two arresting officers were from So Pas...yep...I raised my hand...the judged asked how I knew the officer...my response of course..."my husband is the Chief of Police in So Pas" (this was a few years ago)...for some reason there was a lot of laughter in the courtroom! I didn't get excused right away...but when the lawyers asked if I would be inclined to believe the witness over the scummy looking defendant...I couldn't tell a lie!!! I was excused at the end of the day!

Susan Campisi said...

Is that John's hand?

That's a great story, Chieftess.

Book Dragon said...

my first thought was jury duty, looks like I'm in good company

last time i served I was juror #1 and made it through the whole process dang it.

Petrea Burchard said...

Susan: yes.

Katie said...

Knowing that's John's hand, I'll guess he's about to read someone the riot act!

Ms M said...

Looks like something's goin' down for the person at the end of the hall.

Although upon reading the other comments, it seems like it's jury duty -- which still means something's goin' down for somebody!

Chieftess, love your story!

Margaret said...

The long slog.

Petrea Burchard said...

I did jury duty in San Fernando once. I knew I'd be selected. I can't lie in those situations, and I was perfect for them. It was a four-day liability case. Surprisingly (to me), when we got to deliberations, I was the odd man out. The other 11 jurors completely disagreed with me. We deliberated for a while in a friendly way and I listened to their arguments. I believe they listened to mine. But when it came down to it, I figured 11 people were probably right, and I changed my vote.

Petrea Burchard said...

Next time I would like to have jury duty with Chieftess and her officer friends.

altadenahiker said...

Juries make for strange bedfellows, don't they? You can get surprisingly intimate in a short period of time because you do everything together except sleep. And sometimes even that.

Petrea Burchard said...

I definitely didn't have that much fun.