Excused from jury duty – Not that I *recommend* this as a means of getting out of jury duty, of course … but it’s still funny!
“Please, Your Honor, I’d like to be excused from jury duty,” pleaded an anxious-looking man.
“Why should I excuse you?” asked the judge.
“You see, I owe a man fifty dollars, and he’s leaving in a few hours for a post abroad. He’ll be there for years and I want to catch him before he leaves, for it may be my last chance to repay him.”
“Excused,” stated the judge coldly. “We don’t want anyone on the jury who can lie like that.”