I have put off jury duty for years, it seems. Now I have finally done it, sitting in the courtroom from 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM. Despite the fact that there were two cases, demanding oodles of jurors, we were all dismissed, finally, after I got a good ways through a doorstop sized book about the movement to free Soviet Jewry and did most of my preparation for the first week of class, which starts on the 15th of June.
I have served on a jury only once because of teaching, parental duties, and the demands of caring for a child. It seems that R goes every year, but even he says he made it onto a jury only once. Despite the inconvenience, it was an interesting experience.