More distractions - civic duties
I disagree with the "duties" part and think that "civic opportunities" is a better description. Serving on a jury and voting are opportunities to be helpful, and say what you think, but so many people view things such as these as a pain in the ass.
Yesterday I had jury duty and for the first time was picked to be on a jury! It was all very interesting, even though there was a lot of sitting around and waiting. But about an hour into the actual trial a witness said something they were not supposed to and a mistrial was declared. So disappointing! I really wanted to see how it turned out.
Today was filled with meetings (seriously, I only had 65 minutes where I was NOT in a meeting) and by the time I was able to get some lunch the little cafe in the building had closed. For a while there I thought about skipping voting after work but then didn't want to miss out on this opportunity, so after a long day at work, without anything to eat, I went to vote. It feels good, even though the preliminary results on the bottom of the TV screen show that some of my people are not winning.
What about you? Think it's an opportunity or duty?