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Have you ever spoken up when… January 2, 2020

Posted by obesedude in : Questions , trackback

Have you ever spoken up when you saw something go on that was wrong? Were you scared? What ended up happening?

Yes, I have spoken up but more often than not, I do so with extreme hesitation. Last year I had jury duty and noticed one of the jurors nodded off during much of the day’s testimony. At the end of the day, I reported the juror to the bailiff. He said it happens a lot and not to worry about it. I felt good that I reported it but I also felt bad because I felt I was making a judgment (pun not intended) on what was right and what was wrong. I ultimately did so because I thought it was the objective play but considering the bailiff’s response, maybe it was probably more subjective than objective. That introduces hesitation because if the action isn’t clearly wrong, should I or anyone else speak up? Also, I felt crummy that I hadn’t told the juror that I thought their action was wrong before or after “tattling” on them. Aren’t we supposed to learn from our mistakes so wasn’t it unfair of me not to make this juror aware of their perceived one? Who knows, maybe I am/was just overthinking it.

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