Today, I spent the hours between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. sitting in the basement of the county courthouse, actually hoping my name would be called as part of the jury pool so that at least I could do something besides sit. It’s the first time I’ve been called for jury duty since we moved to Suburbia, and my commute downtown this morning reminded me of why I am so glad I no longer have to make such a commute. I’ll stick to my nice ten-minute drive to work any day!
I really don’t mind fullfilling my civic obligations by serving on jury duty. I just wish it didn’t come with such a mind-numbing process. Since I wasn’t called today, I have to return tomorrow to go through the same thing. If I’m not called tomorrow, I’ll have to go back again on Wednesday, but if I’m not chosen then, I should be dismissed. With my luck, I’ll be chosen on Wednesday and have to sit on a case that lasts several days!
And did I mention we had a Board of Education meeting tonight? That lasted five hours? Oh, yes. So after sitting for 7 hours during the day, I got to sit for another five tonight. But this time, it involved answering a lot of detailed questions about student and staff handbooks.
Fun times, I tell you. Fun times.