Monday September 13, 2004
so I just finished day one of my stint in federal jury duty. I can't think of other facet of life that represents such a colossal waste of energy and time. I suppose that actual jury duty isn't a waste, but I spent all day sitting around in a room full of 400 sweaty people, packed together like pickles, only to be told at the very end of the day that I had been chosen to serve starting tomorrow. the amount of time this service requires has yet to be determined, but I'm sure that it will involve lots of pointless waiting.
and just to top it off, what's waiting in my mailbox when I get home from this fiasco? another jury summons, for exactly one month from now, for local jury duty.