Jury duty tries our patience and tests our ability for waiting. Except for a few instances of interaction with court officers or watching a video, one waits. And, since most never get called to actually participate in a jury, as I did not recently, that's all one does.
Some people talk, some people listen to their iPods, some, like myself, read. And not to read too much into such an experience, still, in a way, I think it exposes the commingled dilemma of consciousness and existence: what do we do with ourselves while waiting to die?
so many were called for jury duty,
we’re waiting in an empty courtroom
as if the verdict is predetermined
to be continued
~Son Rivers 2007