Ubber personality brand Oprah and I had jury duty today. We both had to show up to the Criminal courthouse on the south side of Chicago. I don't think she would have been widely recognized if word of her summons hadn't been in the media since yesterday. She wore basic black and had long curly hair. Without the TV hair and makeup she looks like regular people. I was also surprised at how petite she is. Nice to see billionaires coming down to do their civic duty like the rest of us. I know her panel was called but I don't know if she was selected for a jury. I was questioned but not selected for a jury.
Update: I just heard Oprah was selected for a jury in a murder case.
UpUpdate: What is it about courthouses? Oprah just can't seem to say the right things in them. Just saw her on the news being interviewed as she entered the courthouse(through the side door) this morning. She actually said she wasn't there to do her civic duty she was there because she was ordered "to show her butt up" for jury duty. She got out of it once because she was going to Africa and then again because it was May sweeps but this time she was ordered to show up. Aww, poor poor Oprah she actually has to do what everybody else has to do. Real people actually have t take the day off from work to go to jury duty. Imagine that. I feel so bad for her. I guess I wasted that benefit of the doubt I so freely gave her for doing her civic duty. I hope her keepers burn that outfit she had on. There's no telling who of the masses might have sat in that chair before her. Ick.