Jury duty. Blah!
I've received a number of summons over the years, but have usually talked my way out of them, since I didn't have the time or money (yes, money) to serve. It's obviously an integral part of our country's judicial system, but I really don't like how they "force" it on people. I know a number of people who tried to get out of it, but couldn't, and wound up losing money from not being able to work, or missing important school lectures/deadlines/tests/etc. Doesn't seem fair.
I only got officially called into the jury pool once, long ago. Sat there for the day as they went one by one through most of my peers sitting with me. I had my excuses/biases/prejudices all ready to go based on the case, if they did call me up. But I was one of the very few who didn't get called to the front for whatever reason.
I still saw a lot of crap that I felt was unfair, as other people tried to get out of it but couldn't. Mothers who had no one to watch their children but were forced in, students who couldn't afford to miss classes, people who couldn't afford not to work. Of course, they do (or at least did) compensate you with mileage and a buck or two a day for service. That's fair.
Then I heard shortly after that, a correlation (possibly a direct one) that jury duty summons were selected out of registered voters. I read and saw a number of things discussing the correlation, and it seems to be very true. So guess what? When I moved after college, I never registered to vote in my new area (had been registered in college though). Haven't been called since. Coincidence? I don't think so. I didn't even get around to voting most of the time anyway, so no major loss there.
But I'm not trying to encourage anyone here not to register to vote, because that would be unpatriotic. Get out there and do your civil duty, of voting and being on jury duty! Just not me.