What is it with these people! I explained to them about four times in the last year that as a Substitute teacher that makes only $20,000 per year and no benefits, that I simply cannot afford to lose $125 a day to serve on a jury unless it is in the summer or on a break. At least last year, they gave me a December 20 date during Winter break after I requested a change from September. I served at this time, but did not have to report. Four months later, however, I got another summons. I sent it back with a note stating that 12 months had not passed yet, which is their rule. You are told they will not summon you for another 12 months. Then four months later, I get another summons. I told them the same thing. Now, they sent me a third summons in the last eight months, telling me that my request had been denied and I that I must report on October 24. Do these idiots really think I can be a clear headed juror while I am losing 125 dollars a day? I don't get it. I will have my doctor write a note telling them that I am unable to serve. The note will not be a lie, I will be too emotionally upset to concentrate on any case due both to anger and financial stress. This would be a disservice to both my fellow jurors and the accused, but I guess they don't care. My doctor should agree to writing a note, but I would welcome any suggestions as to what he should include to increase my chances of being excused. I am diabetic, so this should help. The summons already says my excuse for not serving has already been denied ,so my back is against the wall. Thanks in advance for any suggestions.