My Civic Duty

For the first time in my life, I’ve received the call to serve in the capacity of juror. It’s actually not that big of an inconvenience for me, as I work downtown, anyway. I’d just end up parking in my normal garage (where my company subsidizes half of the monthly fee), and walk the few blocks to the courthouse.

The official mailing I received a few weeks back instructed me to call a given number on the evening before my first assigned day, to find out if my assigned group number would be needed for the day’s work. When I called this evening, the pre-recorded message told me that groups numbered one through six would need to report around 11am. My group number: 23.

I think I might dodge the bullet this time around, but we’ll see for sure tomorrow.