Doing My Civil Duty
This last Tuesday I reported for a jury summons at the Federal District Court.
Seems when I tell that to most people they curl their noses and say "I'm sorry". I can understand, I suppose. It can possibly disrupt your daily routine, delays projects at work, and (for those that don't get paid by their employers for participating) possible loss in wages.
For me though it was an interesting experience. I appreciate that we live in a country when the average Joe on the street is invited to be a part of our judicial system - and not because s/he is the defendant. It really is every American's Civil Duty, I believe, to be take part.
Yes, it took all day long and in the end I wasn't selected (or even asked questions) but the case is (going to be) a big-news worthy federal civil case and I look forward to following it in the news.
It was also nice to be able to get out of the office and spend the day downtown. I walked a few blocks and ate lunch outdoors:
Even when inside the building we had a beautiful view:
I would like to sit on a jury someday.
Have you ever been on a jury? What did you think?