I have completed my civic duty. I have served as a potential juror.
The key word is, of course, potential.
What I did was sit on my butt for 7+ hours and finish my book. I also got to meet some nice people who spent the day sitting on their butts too.
The question I was asked most often was, “Can you sit on a jury?”
Yes. Yes, I can.
But(t) I did not. Even so, I’ve fulfilled my obligation for the next three years.
Sometimes the system works in strange ways.