Of all the answers, I think Danny Hazzard is the closest. hallelujah, you are correct, however, the point seemed to be missed that in a national court, you aren't necessarily there because you want to be, you are there because the state reputes to want to find out the truth of a matter. The JCs are a bunch of kangaroos because they go into it with the assumption that you must have hosed up or you wouldn't be there. Whihc brings up the final rivet of irony: you are there because you WANT to be there. I mean, just the fact that you showed up kind of indicates what your "heart condition" is. However, you are dealing with janitors and house painters. Now, before I get stoned here, there is nothing wrong with house painters and janitors per se, but they serve on a jury, not on the bench. There is a universe between the two positions. Does anybody know if anyone just simply never showed up at a JC? I mean, what could they do if they "called you into the back room" and you refused to go. "Nope, sorry. I'm a little busy right now. Maybe, next wedensday. In the afternoon, possibly."