Ok.... so I get home Friday evening only to find ANOTHER jury duty summons in mail box. I understand it's our "civic duty" and all of that but come on.... This is the EIGHTH time I have been called since moving to this county in 1988. I have asked other people that live here and the majority of them have never been called, some once, and only one person I talked to has been called twice and was excused after they pointed that out. Last time I was questioned at jury selection, the prosecuting attorney stated that he knew none of us wanted to be there but it would likely be the only time we ever had to show up and occasionally someone might get called in a second time in their lifetime. I pointed out that it was my seventh time and even the judge seemed surprised, left the courtroom for a few minutes and came back in and excused me right away.
I called the person in charge of the jury process on Friday evening and she told me that I shouldn't complain since it's been 5 years since my last summons and that most people get called every 2-3 years! I told her I had a hard time believing that and could she show me proof that everyone in the county gets called that often. Of course she couldn't;t and when I asked her how many times she had been called, she stumbled around the answer and could only come up with "many times". I pressed her for an actual number and she wouldn't tell me. She also didn't believe that the judge immediately excused me the last time I was there and pointed out how many times I had been called but she was able to look it up and sounded quite surprised when she saw the judges note excusing me for the rest of the term. Of course, she then said since I was excused last time, there was no way they would excuse me this time!
So I am just wondering as I write my request out today to be excused again, how many here have been called once, twice, multiple times? Am I wrong to think that 8 times in 21 years is too many?
Sorry for the typo in the poll! I tried to edit it but can't!