So, there are a few things in life that I have always wanted to be, but been denied. Have a grown up lego collection, kayak, live on a mountain in Vermont.
Some of those things (see kayaking) I deny myself. Some of those things are denied me by circumstance. But the one thing that has always been my dream and always eluded me is jury duty.
I don't know why. I can't possibly explain my passion for serving on a jury. It's a thing. It's a I-care-deeply-about-participating-in-government kind of thing. It's a I-watched-12-Angry-Men-way-too-young thing. It's a thing. A thing I've always wanted to do.
So, I am a registered voter, I vote in every freakin' election, even the ones I couldn't care less about and I pray for jury duty. I never get called.
Until today. Today, I opened a summons in my mailbox. I have finally, finally been called to jury duty. I am ecstatic.
Except, because of the stupid huge, international event being held practically inside my office later in the month, my boss is making request a postponement. Because of the chaos.
And yeah, I hate chaos, and I totally understand what she's asking and it all makes perfect sense and if I postpone, the paperwork assures me I'll get called again. But, still. I didn't need another reason to hate the huge, international event practically taking place inside my office. I really didn't.
So - lifelong dream of being an active participant in our nation's judicial process - delayed. Jessi=sad.