A Real Test

Over the past five years, I’ve manage to create a nice little routine that has evolved into a weekly schedule that pushes and challenges me. However, somehow, every week I come out a winner.

This may finally be the week that gets me.

I have my daily obligations–writing for a radio show prep service, turning out another morning show for KRKO and all the duties that come with being the Chief Creative Guy at Create Impulse, as well as operating Tim Hunter Creative Services. Yeah, my plate is pretty full.

With careful planning, I can move things around and accommodate a variation to my schedule. For example, last week I flew down to southern California to hang with my mom and sister. It just took working ahead and then going like a madman when I got back.

However, this could be the work week that breaks the camel’s back. I’ve been summoned to jury duty.

So, on top of everything else I’m doing in my weekly dash of madness, on Wednesday—I’m heading to jury duty.

This will be only the second time in my life I’ve been called. Once, when I was doing the KLSY radio thing, I left in the 8 o’clock hour to make it to Lynnwood by 9, only to be dismissed on day one.  I’m hoping for a repeat performance.

Oh, wait, back in elementary school, I was in a class play of “12 Angry Men” where I learned that I wasn’t much of an actor. I remember Mr. Ray trying his best to make me really sell my line, “But there IS something personal.”  I never got it.

I’m going all kinds of out-of-bounds for this adventure. I’m going to try taking the bus to downtown to minimize the financial damage this will have on me. Since Wednesday is normally my KRKO weekly staff meeting, I have to miss everyone this week.  And it’s downright scary to think I could get involved with something that goes on for a week or two.

I know it’s our system and my duty to serve and if I don’t do it, who will?

Follow my Facebook feed to find out what happens. As I try to work ahead on a couple of things, I already know this is going to be a real test.

Wish me luck!

Tim Hunter

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