I got a summons for jury duty in the mail yesterday. Seth, my boss, my boss' boss, and my coworker all gave me tips on how to get out of it. I don't want to get out of it. I'm all for it. I'll get paid for a day's work with far less stress, and a shorter commute. I'll be doing my civic duty, which I take seriously. And I love courtrooms! (Funny considering that when I was in law school I had ZERO, or less, interest in litigating!)
People seem to act like that makes me a supremely weird person with messed up priorities. Hrm.
ETA: It's nice to see that I've got a bunch of good citizens on my friends list.