In your June 4 “Out Loud” column you state you had received a jury summons and were to call in on Friday. You did, finding out you needn’t appear Monday, but needed to check in Monday for a possible Tuesday appearance.

Upon calling Monday, you were informed you needed to appear Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. Yet on Tuesday, you were still sitting in your chair at your office in Idyllwild, preparing your column, 22 minutes past the time you were to appear in Murrieta, over an hour away.

What part of “appear at 12:30 p.m. in Murrieta” didn’t you understand? You thought you’d get out of serving like you had in the past? It wasn’t convenient for you?

In your last paragraph, you have the audacity to say that you don’t agree with the jury system in our country but since you can’t change it, you “believe in doing my part without grumbling much.” Pardon? You didn’t show up. How is that “doing my part?”

With citizens such as yourself, it’s no wonder our courts are as backlogged as they are. A wise man once said, “If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem.”

Ron West