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Side Effects of Being an Adult

Everyone goes to the grocery store after church on Sunday, I made this mistake once, was run over by three soccer moms on the ramen aisle and decided that I would wake up early and go before church from now on. This may be the best decision I make in college; the aisles are empty except for the stock boys who are preparing for the masses of people that will soon be invading HEB.

On this particular shopping trip, I decided to deviate from my list slightly, and pick up a box of Reese’s Puffs cereal. Partly because its finals week and sugar goes great with math, but mostly because I was only allowed to eat Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios growing up. My childhood dream was to one day try the delicious looking candy of a cereal. Why it took two years to buy myself this cereal and fulfill this dream is unknown to me. My guess is that I am not an eight-year-old anymore so having a pound of sugar when I wake up is simply repulsive.

Nevertheless, I enjoyed the perks of being an adult and getting to buy whatever cereal I want and no one can stop me. With that being said; after church I went to check my mail and found an envelope addressed to me that had JURY SUMMONS LETTER written on it in big red letters. Which is a less than stellar attribute of being an adult.


Now being a college student aka adult child there are ways to get out of jury duty. However, my summons date just happens to be the first day of summer break. Meaning the only way I can get out of this is by committing a felony in the next week. Which is tempting until I remember that I would never last in jail.

So next week I will make myself a bowl of Reese’s Puffs cereal, and head to the court house to participate in my civil duty. And hope that I do not get selected to be a jury member on a major case which would force me to have to report for three or four weeks, spending break at the courthouse.

As interesting it would be to listen to all that litigation; I have plans for my break. I need to build another bookshelf to support my amazon addiction, start a small hydroponic lettuce operation in my living room, and grow this blog adding another writing segment. But even if I do get picked I will still try my best to accomplish all of this while still working at my part time job. It may not be as productive of a break as I originally planned but I will not let this summons derail my goals.

So I challenge you to adapt and overcome from adversity, to not let a set-back become a set-up, but rather adjust your plans to fit the situation you find yourself in. As always; make good choices, share if you like what I said, comment if you have something to add, and I’ll see you tomorrow.

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