TGMuse Explains: Jury Service is Not Volunteering

Welcome to the first in a new series of blogs I would like to call TheGoodMuse Explains.  We will cover Volunteering Questions as well as Life Mess... My friends found out (because I complained loudly to everyone) that I had jury service and so the question this week is:

Q: Why not write the jury service up as a Volunteer Journal?

A: Any activity in which you participate only to avoid jail time or a $1,500 fine does not count as volunteering.

The problem is the word volunteer which is defined by the lovely Merriam-Webster as one who renders a service or takes part in a transaction while having no legal concern or interest.

Juries would be better if they were stocked with volunteers, but short of making it a requirement for law students to graduate no one but a sadist would do it. Case closed.

This weeks question and answer brought to you by my friends who don't want to be dragged to volunteer anymore.

Next Week we'll discuss why men love thongs but hate Jane Austen...