I understand serving on a jury is supposed to be an honor, my civic duty. So, how come I'm feeling quite violated? I mean, I have no choice in this matter. Regardless of how I feel, or how busy I am, I have to report for jury duty, today, or face a fine up to $1,000.
This week, I have a lot of work to do. I need to prepare my workshop presentation for this weekend's fall conference. I need to finish thumbnails for FARMER. I've just received a boat load of revisions on ZOOM. Where's jury duty supposed to fit in to this mix? And, top it off, I just learned that, because everyone in my department at work called in sick today, I have to fill in and work a full shift once I leave the court house. Grrrr.
With the exception of learning that an editor truly intends to publish one of my manuscripts (details to come in about a year), I'm not having a good day.