Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Jury Duty

I've been experiencing the joys of Jury Duty this week. Today I went into the office for 2 hours then I dashed to the court house to finish the jury selection. I couldn't get out of it. I found it interesting that out of all the jurors selected that I've spoken with, nobody wanted to serve because they have too much to do at work. Many get paid time off of work, but still feel too busy with work (and the lawyers excused the retiree who has time!!!). We live in a country where we appreciate the right to a trial and to be heard, but nobody wants to participate due to time and money constraints (and I understand this!!) Now that I've accepted the fact I'm on the jury and cant get out of it, I am going to try to "enjoy" my civic duty.

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