It all started this one day when I got a letter in the mail. It wasn't a regular letter. It was a letter from the courts. I had a questionnaire. It was a questionnaire for jury duty. I completed it and mailed it out. I didn't think too much about it. It was something I did before.
But then another letter came. This time I had notice for jury duty. I had to call to see if I had to report for jury duty on a date. So many people I knew assured me that once I called I wouldn't have to go. So I felt pretty good about things.
The night came I had to make the call, and my number was part of the group who had to report for jury duty. It couldn't be true.
The next morning I got up and got dressed. I reported to the court house. I watched the video. And I was informed that there were only a few people needed that day. If my number was called I would have to remain. Everyone else would be excused. A way out of this. Surely my number would not be called. The first number that fell out of that person's mouth was the number I had.
Yes, we were the lucky ones. We would be going to the courtroom as potential jurors. Since I was the first one called I was the first one to go into the court room. Yep, I got to go into the jurors box. I got the question. Did you ever watch Andy Griffith? Um, yeah! Did you see the episode where a Citizen's Arrest is made. Yeah, probably. Then I was asked how do you know if someone is guilty? For you potential jurors the answer I gave is the wrong answer. My answer was you have to know the whole story. Yes, I was juror number one.
And that is my story about what you need to know about jury duty. Don't answer that question honestly. Just don't do it!