Today I go in for the second phase of jury selection. I am amazed at the amount of people who have given me an excuse not to go! I cannot fathom why they would want to not serve. In times when the courts overturn the issues that they vote on, it seems to me that the jury box is one of the most important seats to sit in (and I told them so). How can they complain about the system if, when called, they turn away from the possibility to make a difference? Out of 500 called, they were expecting 150 to show. I guess I'm just wondering if I'm a freak or something. Okay, well... maybe I am , but am I really that far off from the rest of society?