My fourth jury summons, my second time going through the voir dire process. This was a capital murder case and the jury panel consisted of sixty people. Two days of extreme boredom in the jury assembly room interspersed with a few hours of actual questioning by the attorneys. The defendant eventually decided not to proceed with a jury trial and we were all dismissed.
What I learned is that I have (luckily) led a life with no encounters with violence... me or my family or friends. The majority of the panel of sixty had experienced some violent occurence in their lives. Tonight, I'm toasting my boring life... may it continue for many more years!