What are some ways to pass the time waiting during jury duty?
This is when a tablet, iPad or iPod come in very handy. You can watch movies, read a good book, play games if you have one of those devices. If not, read a good long book and write some good old fashioned letters.
Last time I got called in for jury duty, I just happened to be getting started on a very large, very good book (Stephen King's "Under the Dome," which was something like 1100+ pages)... so I had no problems passing the time.
I would use the time to knit! It is relaxing as an activity, feels productive, and is a good conversation starter. I suppose any quiet activity that someone enjoys would be find - drawing, reading, sudoku or crossword puzzles all come to mind as possibilities. Has this happened to you recently?
When I was called for jury duty I brought a notebook and pen. I wrote down story ideas and made outlines for future articles. Consequently, the waiting time flew by.
My answer was in reference to sitting in the courtroom waiting to be called for jury duty. I would never think about future stories while actually sitting on a jury.
Me too! Once you are chosen to sit on a jury, it is serious business. Although some jurors make me hope my fate is never in their hands!
I take a good sized purse w/ snacks, an easy to read thriller, a crossword puzzle book, and a notepad for whatever may come up. :>)
How is this for corny? Write a Hub about how bored you are and what you would rather be doing or what you could be doing instead of Jury duty. I am partial to playing the online slot or poker games. Boggle or collapse on iTunes apps is fun too.
Probably listening carefully to the trial and making copious, relevant notes, writing them up into some semblence of order in your hotel room so you are better able to deliver some sense when it is time to make a verdict.
How about this , there is only one good answer here in the bunch ! You're on jury duty , take notes when you can , in the jury deliberation be active and honest and for gods sake , look at the evidence ! I was totally amazed at how detached many jurors were at the last trial I participated in , completely ignoring photos because they were "too gross " to look at ! And then imagining thier way right into "reasonable doult ", I was never more ashamed of the lack of responsibility in people . One woman actually left the jury deliberation to go down the street to a deli to get a latte ! My vote - Do your homework !
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