Public Worker Restores My Dwindling Faith In Humanity.
Upon reporting for jury duty, I forgot to leave my MP3 player in the car. I had no choice but to toss it in a waste basket at the inspection point at the Court House (The parking garage was 7 blocks away, walking back to the garage would've made me late and subject to penalties for failure to report).
Once up in the Juror assembly room, after I had been signed in, I asked one of the court clerks if I might go back downstairs, retrieve my player and hide it under a bush outside the building (That way at least there was a slight chance that I might recover it at the end of my service). She mentioned that if I go out of the building I would have to get at the end of the line to get back in (which could have me absent if they called me before having a chance to be back upstairs and again, subject to the penalties).
This nice lady (a court clerk) offered to retrieve my player from the waste basket at the check point in the lobby and keep it in her possession until it was time for me to leave. When my service was over she walked me to the door and handed me my MP3 player. I thought that was very nice of her.
BTW, eectronics are not allowed in the building.