I had to report for jury duty today. This would be the first time in my life that I actually had to report to the local courthouse.
Although this was not the week to miss work since we’re launching a new HRmarketer.com site (is it ever a good time?).
But, I definitely wanted to do my civic duty and actually looked forward to experiencing some of the selection process even if I didn’t get selected.
I went to the Santa Cruz County Courthouse and joined about 99 other folks as we waited to be escorted to our respective courtroom. On the wall hung a banner:
Jurors: Embodying Justice, Serving the Community
I liked that. I liked that a lot. (Later I reread the Bill of Rights.)
I waited. The first group was called. I waited some more with the second group. Then we were told that the parties in our trial came to an agreement earlier in the day and we were excused.
Sigh. Back to work (wink).
Maybe I’ll get another chance in two years!