Yesterday, I had to go to the court. In our county, they have you call in every day for a week and see if you are needed for jury duty. Every year, I call and get told to check the next day. At the end of the week, I'm told that my service is complete for a year. This year, I was chosen to do my "one day, one trial" duty.
It was interesting and really drove home the idea that we can choose how we respond to situations. Everyone was grumping about having to be there for 8 hours. "i have work to do." "what a waste of a day." "omg, can't we just go home?" etc etc etc After about an hour, I decided to be the "happy juror." no grumping....just happy conversation from me. It surprised me how quickly the conversation around me changed. A couple people got up and left our area (which resulted in some snarkiness from our group), but most started sharing about work, family, interests..... We shared movie critiques and book reviews and basically had a pleasant time.
I was chosen to the pool for a murder trial and, while I want to serve on a trial sometime, this month is crazy busy. The judge was questioning everyone who had written that they had conflicts. The guy before me was suppose to pick up family at the airport on Friday. He was told to call a shuttle or a cab for them. I have tickets to see "Rent" on Tuesday and would have to leave 1 1/2 hours early to make the show. The judge excused me. hahahahahahaha being a musical theatre freak does come in handy sometimes.
have you ever served on a trial? details, please......