How frustrating do you think it is to be a juror in the interminable fraud and conspiracy trial of former Enron chairman Ken Lay and former chief executive Jeffrey Skilling?

Now approaching its 20th week, the proceedings, which one New York-based columnist appropriately pointed out was supposed to be the "Trial of the Century," but has morphed into the trial "that's taking a century," has seen both Lay and Skilling attempt to explain away the collapse of what was once the seventh largest company in the world on unscrupulous subordinates.

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