When Grandma Goes To Court

United States
March 24, 2008 2:25pm CST
Lawyers should never ask a Mississippi grandma a question if they aren't prepared for the answer. In a trial, a Southern small-town prosecuting attorney called his first witness, a grandmotherly, elderly woman to the stand. He approached her and asked, 'Mrs. Jon es, do you know me?' She responded, 'Why, yes, I do know you, Mr. Williams. I've known you since you were a boy, and frankly, you've been a big disappointment to me. You lie, you cheat on your wife, and 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'll never amount to anything more than a two-bit paper pusher. Yes, I know you.' The lawyer was stunned. Not knowing what else to do, he pointed across the room and asked, 'Mrs. Jones, do you know the defense attorney?' 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 def ense attorney nearly died. The judge asked both counselors to approach the bench and, in a very quiet voice, said, 'If either of you idiots asks her if she knows me, I'll send you both to the electric chair.
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@Debs_place (10551)
• United States
24 Mar 08
Now, I like this grandma, hope I grow up to be just like her. Maybe if there were more people like her, we might more honest lawyers, judges and politicians
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• United States
24 Mar 08
you hit that nail right on the head!!
@Nushka (76)
• Argentina
24 Mar 08
Brilliant! Sounds a lot like my own granma. ;)
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• United States
24 Mar 08
mine too God bless em!
@ebsharer (5519)
• United States
24 Mar 08
I seen that email too. I thought it was great. I laughed this time too. Its one I sent to my own grandmother. She loves getting the "cleaner" jokes.