Last week, I received a summons for Jury duty for this week (“for the duration of one week or one trial if selected.”). While I begrudgingly accept my obligation to participate in the process, I hate the (possible) disruption to my life and the nightly agitation as I dial the number to find out if I have to attend the next day.
If I am called in, I hope I do not get selected to serve for a trial. Partly because it would be extremely disruptive to my job and office where I have just been promoted to manager (and, to a lesser degree, my personal life,) and partly because having to go to new places and navigate new situations (especially alone) fills me with extreme anxiety.
I was relieved to find out I do not have to attend today, and hope my luck holds out for the rest of the week. If I do get called this week, maybe I should wear the following t-shirt, to ensure my exclusion: