Jury duty is exactly that, a duty. Nobody likes it (well, almost nobody) but it’s something we all have to do.
I try and remember if the shoe were on the other foot I wouldn’t want the intelligent and reasonable people to shirk their responsibility to me.
But I gotta' say…..this time was a real eye opener.
The most interesting part about the whole experience (and I've been ‘voir dire’d’ more than a dozen times now) was how many people who were being interviewed to be impaneled had been arrested and how eager they were to say so, and why!
Out of a random group of 45 people more than HALF had been arrested multiple times!!!!
All I kept thinking was what a dull life I’ve lead! LOL
I’ve never felt so WASPy!
But the man sitting next to me was the most brilliant of them all.
He stood to say he couldn't serve because he was a Jehovah Witness and it was against his religion to sit in judgment of his fellow man.
You could see all the other people figuratively slapping their foreheads wondering why they hadn’t thought of that!
I'm thinking of converting.
(You know what else I was struck by during jury duty? The men held doors open for the ladies AND let us go through them first!! I had forgotten there were people with manners still left in the world!)