For my birthday in May I got the gift of a jury duty notice from the L.A. County Superior Court and as I’m one of the few and the proud who are motivated by the opportunity to do my civic duty, I wasted no time registering and looking forward to my start date of July 9. Per the instructions I was to call the weekend before and check in and I just did. Turns out they don’t need me Monday and I’m to call back Monday evening to see if they need me Tuesday. Pfft.

There’s a snap in there along the lines of “You’re so unemployable you can’t even get a seat in the jury pool,” but I remain somewhat hopeful that I’ll get hauled into court at least some point this week.

But whether the legal system exploits me or not, well… the jury’s still out.