Life's experiences can influence perception. Having been absent from this blog for a while to attend to my civic responsibility to serve on a jury, I can clearly see the irony in the topic of this episode of Fibber McGee and Molly, an old time radio comedy show.
Fibber McGee is certain that his expertise is needed regarding a particular court case, so he seeks to offer it by volunteering to serve on the jury that will be hearing the evidence and rendering a verdict.
This episode from March 3, 1948, shows the lengths Fibber goes to in his quest to serve. It also is a profile of the jurist who has preconceived notions as to a verdict. Fibber aims to lead others into thinking right.
Enjoy this episode. It's a good one. So sit back, relax, and listen - remember old time radio is for listening, not watching. It is humorous.
When it comes to actually volunteering for jury duty, however, take it from one who has learned first hand. That brings us into the realm of the theater of the absurd!