I feel strongly about the importance of doing your duty and am willing to serve as a juror. My concern revolves around the fact that most of my income comes from teaching lessons. No lessons=no income=no money to pay for hay/vet/horseshoes/etc.
Being off the hook today doesn't mean I won't get the chance down the road. Apparently I am in a pool of citizens that they can call upon as needed between now and New Years Eve.
With any luck, I won't get called again until the weather cools off. Then the lessons won't be a problem. I ride year round, but I've never had any students stay on past Thanksgiving. Something about fingers and toes getting cold and numb turns them off for some reason. It's always, "Thanks for everything...we'll see you next summer!" Weird, huh?
I have a friend who served on a jury. She says she still struggles with the graphic imagery and memories of the trial she served on. In my personal life, I can turn away or ignore disturbing words or images if I feel uncomfortable. As a juror, you need to focus and pay attention no matter what is presented.
What are your thoughts/experiences with jury duty?