This little envelope arrived while I was in Hawaii and was tucked away in a kitchen corner. Luckily I found it before the end of the month, filled it out and hand delivered it to the courthouse. Now I don't mind doing my civic duty, but I do find it odd that this is the third time I've received a summons while many have never received even one!
My first experience with jury duty resulted in my sitting on a week-long trial of a man charged with child molestation. Not an easy one to hear for a young mother of two (or three, I can't remember).
The second summons came when I was 36 weeks pregnant with twins! They could not totally excuse me, but could delay it for a year. When the year was up, the court graciously excused me from all but one week's service. My number was called that week and I dutifully sat around the courthouse for a day. I was almost seated on a district court trial, but it was dismissed after the jury was chosen.
This time I was excused from all but one week in January - the week of the 19th. So last night I made the call to see if my group number was chosen. It was NOT! And I did a little happy dance around the living room!!!
I am sure though that just as the dice seem to favor me in Bunco, my number for jury duty will come up again!