I got called for it in a July 2003 and a criminal case. A guy carried a gun on a plane is all I can remember. I got called to the jury box as a alternate canidate and was asked a bunch of questions about how I feel about guns and stuff. I said I have no problems with guns but I was 20 at the time and they dismissed me because they had someone about the same age already on the jury. And I was wearing shorts too.
But I did get 40.00 dollars for it and after dreading it, I thought It was a good experience.
I was called about three months ago and after sitting around for a few hours, we were told the docket was cleared and we got our checks. It was the only time I was called.
I got a laugh at all the people who all had sob storied about why they couldn't serve and were excused but had to serve again in the next 30 days and had to decide at THAT MOMENT when they were coming back.
As it turned out, we ALL were sent home eventually and are clear for the next three or four years, I can't remember.
"You want to tempt the wrath of the whatever from high atop the thing?" --Toby, West Wing
I've been to Tokyo 3 times, and always have the best time. The biggest thing I wish I knew before I went is to BRING CASH. Credit cards are not widely used, and exchanging money while there is difficult. Get plenty of yen before you go.