Apr 122010
 

It’s a beautiful spring day in New England, and I’ve just been impaneled on a jury at the Superior Court.

On the one hand, like everyone else, I hate having my life put on hold while this happens. The interruption of my routine. Having to make arrangements for all sorts of stuff at the office. You know the drill.

On the other hand, I’m very aware of how important trial by jury is to a free society. This is vital stuff, damn it.

I’m still wearing my sneakers, though. Just because I’m doing my civic duty doesn’t mean I have to be uncomfortable.

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