I recently got called for jury duty.
Like any other civic-minded, patriotic Canadian my first thought was: "How do I get out of this?"
But then, I realized going through this process might be a learning experience.
And it was.
I learned courthouse was a long drive from my home; I learned the steel benches me and other potential jurors had to sit on for two hours are really hard; and I learned there are all sorts of excuses people use to get excused from jury duty.
Anyway, to make a long, boring story a short boring story, all of us potential jurors got released when the accused changed his plea at the last minute.
So that's it, I did my duty and won't get called again for years.
I just hope next time they get more comfortable benches.