Really. Not. Funny.
Your phone rings, and it is your friend from the PTA: your name is listed in the local paper for having skipped jury duty last month. Your friend informs you that you may be subject to jail time and/or a fine. You were called for jury duty awhile ago, but you checked the website, and you didn’t have to go in — but when was that? Last year? The year before? Your friend sounds worried, but tells you that there is a number to call, and you get the number. Now your fingers are shaking a little bit as you dial.
Your fingers start shaking a little more as you listen to the recorded message tell you the bad news that you may face a thirty day jail term and a $500 fine — but then you hear that this is all just a joke, but you can use the number to mess around with the head of one of your friends. What the —?
This is really happening in Pennsylvania, as the Administrator for the Courts, Zygmont Pines (yes, that is his real name) is warning about the hoax. The only question is how soon it will spread to the jokers here in California. As much of a drag that jury duty is, it is vitally necessary for our justice system. If one of your friends tries to play this one on you, just tell him its really not funny.