I have always wanted to do jury duty!
oh sure. I hear this from someone every time I get a jury notice - yes, it's a duty and an obligation of citizens, freedom/liberty/ etc etc - but sheesh, it takes a whole lot of effort and time and - why do those who say they WANT to do it never get picked??? (I should add a smiley here - I'm not really mad, I'm sorta teasing...)
Right now I'm 70+ miles away from our county seat where I was called last time. That's a lot of miles on $3.15/gallon gas to hear a trial about someone who rear ended a car (at about 2-3 MPH, no one was hurt, it was when the light turned green) who may have had a beer or not, no one was sure, and then the case was dismissed partway through after we had about 3 30 minute recesses during the day, one of them called in mid-sentence. At least it only was that one day.
Or the one where the police clocked a truck going 70MPH in a 55 MPH zone, put 69 MPH on the ticket but the fellow says he was only doing 65 mph. Hello, why am I there listening to this??? Isn't 65 MPH still over the speed limit? Do they really have jury trials for these issues? (yes)
Or the time I had to sit through the entire voir dire even though there was no way statistically I could get picked because of the way the judge set it up - no one past #42 could be picked, and I was #74 out of 75 - he would only allow a certain # to be disallowed by the lawyers.
Sorry for the rant - I hope everyone who wants
to do jury duty gets a chance to do it, soon. And doesn't have to give up their knitting needles. And gets a chance to right a wrong. (And I also hope I don't have to do it anymore.)