Opened my mail today and it was like I hit the lottery. Jury duty for the whole month of September! I wont serve the whole time; you call a phone # on Friday and find out which days, if any, you have to report for the following week...but usually you wind up with at least 4 or 5 paid days off during your term. And frequently you get excused by 1 or 2 o'clock and get to go home. The courthouse I report to has a very nice jury waiting room, air-conditioned with comfy seats and plenty of magazines and newspapers. Last time I served there were a couple of guys who got a poker game going while we waited. Its going to beat the hell out of sweating my ass off for 10 hours in a hot truck...not to mention it is my civic duty for which I will gladly "sacrifice" my time.