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Today's New Activity: Jury Duty. Kind of.
Since the first time I voted at the age of 18, I have longed to be summoned for jury duty. I have conscientiously registered to vote at every single address I've ever held, and I would be the first person in line to sit on a jury for a bona fide trial...if only they'd give me the chance!
Recently, the magic moment finally came to pass, some 15 years later. A letter came telling me I was to report for jury duty in Oakland today. Actually, this whole thing started yesterday because I had to call yesterday and find out if I was to report this morning or not.
But I had to call again at 11 this morning to see if I was to report this afternoon.
What a bust!
What a real and true bust. Here I was, imagining myself in the midst of a crazy pet robbing trial or neighborhood prankster avenging incident trial and all I got was the chance to call and have a recording tell me, essentially, "thank you, but no thank you." I was officially dismissed for a year.
Oh well, sitting on a jury would have really messed up some plans I have for later this week anyway. But at least they know where I am now. Better luck next time!