Monday I am called to Jury Duty.
My civic duty.
I hate the time away from my computer. (MORE than that, I hate the fact I have to rise at dawn to make the bus to the courthouse.)
But I must say, part of me WANTS A CASE!
A JUICY ONE!
I served on a jury in a criminal case over a decade ago--and that puppy went on for over 5 weeks. I adored serving. I learned so much. And yes, because I was writing fiction then, as I do now, I could use what I learned and did. Not the facts of that case, no, no. Not ethical--and not even interesting enough for fiction. It was a case, however, of intellectual property theft.
But the basics, I got.
Have you ever served? Did you get any positives out of it? Aside from the good feeling that you did your duty?