Have you ever had one of those moments in your life where you feel that you win either way you decide to do something?
Last week, I had mentioned I had jury duty coming up in three weeks. A bit later on in the week, I re-read the mail I had received from my county clerk – and it had said that I could postpone my jury duty until later on in the year, but if I elected to do so I could not postpone again. I would have to show up on the day later in the year I would pick.
That made for an interesting decision for me, or so I thought. Do I do my “civic duty” right away, or do I pick a date more convenient for me? To me, it was kind of like choosing between plain chocolate ice cream or chocolate ice cream with Cool Whip and sprinkles on top. And so, I picked a later time in the year to do my jury duty – May 5th.
Hopefully nothing comes up to keep me from going in May. As I had also mentioned last week – I had jury duty once in my life back around the 4th of July of 1990. (I’m thinking it was late June or early July, as the Wimbledon tennis tournament was going on. That’s how I remember things in my life – I can cross-reference them to other events.) It wasn’t too bad, really. Not exciting, not boring – just there, more or less.
Anyway, I’ll remind you all of it as May approaches – I may have to miss some blog entries over it should my “duty” last more than a day. We’ll see.