I received my very first jury summons today. Not sure why, but it actually made me feel a bit more like a grownup. Jury summons are the sort of thing that everyone else I know except me and one or two other people have had experience with by this point in their lives. Most folks tend to bitch and whine about it, but I’m actually looking forward to it in part because I feel it’s much more patriotic to do my civic duty than it is to put stupid magnets with trite slogans on my bumper, but also because it’ll be an interesting and educational experience. Or at least I’m being optimistic about that possibility. I kind of suspected it was coming as a few weeks back I received my first ever potential juror questionnaire and that’s usually a pretty good sign that someone finally got around to putting my name in the hat.
It’ll be interesting to see if my atheism ends up playing any kind of a role in determining whether or not I’m selected for a jury. Seems a lot of atheists end up being dismissed for no other apparent reason so who knows? I’ll find out come August 3rd and, if nothing else, it should be something worth blogging about.