A few weeks back, the state of New Jersey contacted me to request that I join them for Jury Duty. I'm a responsible citizen, so I didn't mind serving but......
1. I'm a single mama who doesn't work in the summer and serving in the summer meant I needed to find a place to park my boy. From 8 to 5. That's rather a tall order.
2. Just last year, I served. If by served you mean showed up, didn't make a jury, and was then sent home.
Our state requires juror service only once every three years, So, I went ahead and asked if I had to serve again. Turns out that I do not have to do so. While I appreciate that, I still think that the state could have found a more polite way of suggesting that I stay at home.
Ouch, New Jersey, that hurts.