So — when was the last time you got a jury duty summons or questionnaire and thought — hey, pretty cool! Certainly, I know I never have. Don't get me wrong — I think jury service is incredibly important and one of the best duties "the average joe" can do to help the government. But usually when the call comes, it's hard to get away from work, or too much is going on, etc.
Well — being out-of-work right now has changed some of my perceptions. The other day a questionnaire arrived in the mail from the US District Court here in San Diego. And that normal "Oh man, not now…" did not come to mind. In fact, I say — alright, let's do it! Is there any better time to serve than right now? I have the time. I have the interest. My whole career has been spent reviewing and evaluating information.
So I filled out the form and sent it back in yesterday. I have to say that I'm pretty curious. I've never been a part of anything other than local city court jury-duty, so I'll be interested to see how things operate at the "next" level. Sign me up!