Justin du Coeur (jducoeur) wrote,
Justin du Coeur
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Because there *have* to be a lot of questions, otherwise it wouldn't be a federal form!

So here I am, filling in the silly form to register as a federal juror, and I have to say I'm not impressed at their respect for my time. It asks for my county -- despite having my address printed at the top of the form. It asks me to fill in my age -- right next to the line that asks for my date of birth. (Which is, mind, after the question asking whether I am 18 years or age or older.) It asks me to fill in my ethnicity as one or more of the following little boxes -- and then has a separate question for whether I am Hispanic or Latino. It asks for my spouse's occupation -- nothing else about her, just her occupation.

You have to love forms by committee. I'd bet that every line on there has a name, a story, and a Senator attached to it if you trace it back. The result is an amusingly ridiculous mishmash of little elements that are each justifiable, but show little rhyme or reason...
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