jury duty was a fun ride yesterday. almost made it onto the team.
im also enjoying hearing why my coworkers think they could get out of jury duty, such as being too analytical and not trusting the police. first, they ask you shit like what is your name and what do you do for a living, not what puzzles can you solve. second, like 80% of the people in the entire jury pool raised their hands at the questions about not trusting the police, mainly to show you that it's a big number but also that it doesnt matter.
the next question was how much you trust figure skaters, knowing that some are good and some are bad, to which most people raised their hands, and the follow up is, "so if we put one figure skater up here, could you listen to that one figure skater say what they say about what they are there for?" and everyone raised their hands. then they say the same thing for cops, and everyone reluctantly raises their hands.
unless you know someone involved with the case or you have family who has gone through the damn near exact same thing, you're not just straight up getting out of it. you might not be selected, but that's more demographics than anything. they pulled 40 people in that room for a reason. 1 of them is legit getting out, and they're picking an even spread from the remaining 39.