During a trial in a small town in a southern state of U.S., a prosecuting
attorney called his first witness to the stand, a grandmotherly,
elderly woman. He approached her and asked, "Mrs. Jones, do you know
She responded, "Why, yes I do know you, Mr. Williams. I've known you
since you were a young boy, and frankly, you've been a
disappointment to me. You lie, you cheat on your wife, you
manipulate people and talk about them behind their backs. You think
you're a big shot when you haven't the brains to realize you never
will amount to anything more than a two-bit paper pusher. Yes, I
The lawyer was stunned. Not knowing what else to do, he pointed
across the room and asked, "Mrs. Jones, do you know the defense
She again replied, "Why yes, I do. I've known Mr Bradley since he
was a youngster, too. He's lazy, bigoted, and he has a drinking
problem. He can't build a normal relationship with anyone and his
law practice is one of the worst in the entire state. Not to mention
he cheated on his wife with three different women, one of them was
your wife. Yes, I know him."
The defense attorney almost died.
The judge asked both counsellors to approach the bench, and in a
very quiet voice, said: "If either of you bastards asks her if she
knows me, I can guarantee you spending the rest of your life behind
bars for contempt!!"
Last edited by Walt
on Sat Aug 11, 2012 10:24 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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