DatingMashup.com


 
Bookmark and Share

Online Dating Magazine > Columns > Jennifer's Gems > 27


JENNIFER'S GEMS
by Jennifer Brown Banks

Where's the Justice?
(In Life and Love)

Admittedly, my social life could use a little socializing! More times than not, I must confess, I’m more work than play. So when I recently received a summons for jury duty, I was geeked to get away from the daily grind, serve my civic duty, and solve a real-life whodunit!

Unlike most of my peers, I’ve always looked forward to being called, but somehow seemed to escape the selection radar; which is hard to believe, considering recent news accounts that reported that a 2-year old had actually been summoned!

 

But after my recent reckoning with reality, I painfully understand why many folks dodge duty! I’d like to offer some insight on our current court system and some needed corrections.

Here's the Deal:

1. The lawyers in court look nothing like Bobby and Eugene on “The Practice”. Nor did they have the charisma of Allan Shore or Denny Crain of “Boston Legal.” And the judges certainly weren’t as sexy or entertaining as Judge Greg Mathis or Judge Alex Ferrer. And frankly, well… I object!

2. The $17.20 pauper’s pay for a day’s service (which has been unchanged for decades) hardly seems just and equitable, given inflation, travel expense, and lunch. My recommendation? If the system is going to pay “slave wages” at least throw some scraps to the “help” in the way of a free meal!

3. Potential jurors should be grouped according to similar personality traits. For example, the happy-to-be-here perky “morning people” should definitely not be integrated with the rest of us. It’s like incarcerating felons with jaywalkers! Things could get ugly. Not to mention, 8:30 a.m. is way too early in the morning to be “held captive” in conversation with a total stranger regarding real estate matters, politics, and reasons for romantic break ups. That’s just too much information, and should be revealed on a need to know basis. Really. And trust me, it could very easily contribute to another crime being committed right in the waiting areas.

4. Give us some cases we can sink our teeth into. Like Kramer vs. Kramer, or Erin Brokovich. Not some sissy stuff dealing with insurance disputes and he-say she-say.

CASE CLOSED!

“I hereby solemnly swear” that adherence to the above guidelines will go a long way towards pulling in potential jurors, and ensuring liberty and justice for all!

And speaking of injustices…

Have you been tuned into “THE BACHELOR” which airs every Monday?

One of the contestants (Allie, a doctor in her 30s) has been screaming bloody murder because she didn’t receive a rose from Travis, A.K.A. “Doctor Hunk”! (Now there’s a doctor I’d like to get a “house call” from!) How come none of my doctors ever looked like that?

Anyway, she felt that the doctor’s decision to eliminate her from the competition so early was completely unfair, and a reflection of his immaturity and inability to commit. Talk about clueless! Could it be that her statement that she wanted to "reproduce soon" (because her eggs were rotting), maybe scared him away?! She’s obviously devoted way too much time to developing her career, and not enough to developing her “Guy-Q”. She put the cart before the horse, and revealed her hand much too soon! Not to mention, she was a sore loser.

Truth is, rejection happens to us all. Whether it’s Jennifer Anniston, Vivica Fox, or the Desperate Housewives. And when it does, the best that we can do is learn from it and move on.

Who ever said love was fair?!

Here are a few other injustices to add, while we're on the subject:

» The unfair ratio of men to women, particularly in the black community.

» That there’s only 1 Denzel Washington and Keanu Reeves.

» That Cupid has vision problems.

» That there’s no statute of limitations on love and stupidity.

» That women grow “older” while men become more “distinguished” with age.

» That the guys who are good catches usually seem to be drawn to high-maintenance drama queens!

» That far too many people fail to realize a good thing until it’s gone.

» That chivalry is practiced so rarely.

Here's hoping that love gives you a fair shake in the new year!
Until next time…



>
Perfectmatch.com - The best approach to find the one. <


All Online Dating Magazine content, including the content on this page,
is © copyright by Online Dating Magazine and may not be
republished or reused in any form. You do have
full permission to link to this article.

Do you agree or disagree with this article? Have
more to add? Submit a Letter to the Editor today or post a comment below.


 


Jennifer's Gems is a weekly column written by award-winning poet and writer, Jennifer Brown Banks. It is published every Wednesday. Click here to read her welcome letter.


blog comments powered by Disqus


Privacy Statement | Code of Ethics Statement
Bookmark Online Dating Magazine at Del.icio.us

>View Online Dating Magazine Singles Travel Adventures<

Online Dating | News | Columns | Features | Dating Services | Niche Dating
Online Dating Directory | Dating Humor | Quick Tip Articles | Online Dating Industry
Industry History
| Online Dating Reviews | Reader Reviews | Dating Videos | Book / DVD Reviews
Reader Letters | Self Improvement | Experiences | Newsletter | Interviews
Top 10 Lists | STD Info Center | About Us | Advertise
Media Center
| FAQ | Search | Contact | Dating Promotions

Dating Cartoons | Dating Jokes | Funny Dating Videos | Dating Games

Online Dating Magazine Needs Your Help!

All content on this Website is ©copyright by Online
Dating Magazine. All Rights Reserved. The content
on this site may not be reused or republished.

Are you an online dating site Webmaster? If so...
If you are looking for free dating content you can republish, click here

 

 



Advertise on
Online Dating Magazine



Menu:

 

Stay Up to Date:

Follow Us on Twitter

Follow Us on YouTube

Follow Us on Facebook

 


10 Most Viewed Articles:

Online Dating Tips
Opposites Attract
Online Dating Safety Tips
Rose Colors
Guys are Weird
Dating Games
Online Dating Reviews
Creative Date Ideas
Long Distance Relationships
Dealing with a Breakup

Other Resources:

These links will take you away from Online Dating Magazine.

Google (Google Your Date)
BBB (
Research Dating Service)

MailOrderBride Guide

Note: Online Dating Magazine does not sell text links anywhere on the site, so please don't email asking about text links. Any links we have are affiliate links, resources we find useful, links to other sites we run or long-time magazine sponsors. We do have graphic ad options in our Advertising section.