Talk about civic duty. You may be summoned for jury service.
Receiving a notice to report brought me to the still traffic-challenged downtown courthouse. Driving around looking for a parking place, I was told to go to the lot two blocks south. Hurrying to make the 8 a.m. report, I failed to notice the small spot, in the farthest corner, where you pay. But I didn’t have time to look. I had to hurry!
When I arrived at the courthouse, I was told the jury service had been canceled. Returning to the car took no more than 15 minutes total. A $20 ticket that could go up to $75 was on my windshield.
The lot is across from the Sprint Center — a great reward for an attempt to do a civic duty.