what is it about jury duty that has adults groaning and whining like children?
my sister recently got jury duty and she's looking at it as an experience, because she never did it before. but everyone who hears that she has it, tells her they feel bad for her.
my cousin told her to act really prejudiced against the people involved in the case.
my aunt told her to ask a million questions so they'll get annoyed.
my friend told her to explain to them that she'll lose alot of money if she doesn't go to work.
what my sister's decided is that most adults don't like jury duty because they'd rather be at work making money. it's true that if i went i would lose a day of work, but for me it would be worth it. i guess i have this romantic notion of jury duty from watching 12 Angry Men. i watched that movie in seventh or eighth grade, and then because i liked it so much, i watched it twice more. maybe i have visions of myself spilling out the traumas of my childhood (Even though i don't really have any) to everyone, and getting to sob "not guilty!" maybe i want to flick cough drops off an old man's head. maybe i want to be the one to decide that a young boy didn't kill his father, but was really at the movies-like i said, i have a romantic idea of jury duty.
either way, i put it under the category of "First Timers" like the first time i drove on the highway. my first day at my first job. my first day of college. the first time i vote. things that get taken for granted, even become mundane, but as a first, their almost like inductions into the adult world.
and besides, life is only mundane when you let it be.