They don’t allow knitting needles in Jury duty. Not in the jury assembly room, not in the jury deliberation room, and certainly not in the courtroom. Complaining will get you nowhere. (Unless you want to be foreman.) In Woburn, MA they don’t care that you can bring the needles on airplanes. They don’t understand how dangerous it could potentially be to lock a knitter up for three days without the slimmest possibility of progress on her WIP. They refuse to acknowledge that the pencils they readily distribute are far sharper than addi turbos. All rational and varied arguments fall on deaf ears.
And, you have to bring your own water.