I just did jury duty a few months ago. There was a mistake and they thought my job was paying me a regular 40 hour week for being on a jury. They weren't so i got picked for a 2 week long trial... All while I had to keep working, the bills have to get paid. This is where I am glad I have major insomnia, so I was used to it. I had to be at jury duty at 10am, finish at 4:30pm, then since We have one car I had to wait until 5pm to get picked up. I got around 4 hours of sleep, if that before I had to be at work at 10pm, then I worked until 6:30am. I then got maybe 30 minutes of naptime before my wife had to drop me off in town at 7:20am.
I would have gone insane without my blackberry and that nice restaurant owner who let me charge up while I ate breakfast.
I then wandered around Stockton, CA until jury duty at 10am. . . about 5 broken up hours of sleep a day for two whole weeks. We had plans on the weekend that we couldn't afford to drop, so I slept as much as I could.
Sorry for length, but just hope you get on a short trial if you do end up on a jury. I loved the experience, was alot of fun.
Life is like a movie, you've sat through half of it and its sucked so far, it probably isn't gonna get great right at the end to make it all worthwhile. you shouldn't get blamed for walking out early