@Scrbblchick -- I envy you. I've been called about five times over 20 years. The first couple of times I was called, my boss was a real jerk about it. She didn't want me leaving for *any* reason -- even though I was legally obligated to be there. The other times it was OK.
I've never actually served at a trial, though. I've been struck every time. They can be time-consuming affairs, so I've never minded. I asked a friend who is a defense attorney why they always struck me from the panel and he laughed and said it was because I was too smart to fall for lawyerly shuck and jive. They want people who will swallow arguments whole, he said, not people who will pick them apart. Go figure.