Farmer Jim decided to take the trucking company responsible for his accident to court because of the severity of his injuries.
Needless to say the trucking company hired a fancy lawyer and whilst questioning Farmer Jim in the court room he enquired, “Is it not true that at the scene of the accident you said specifically, in front of witnesses, ‘I’m fine’?“
Farmer Jim responded, “Sir, let me tell you what happened. I had just loaded my best mule Bessie into the…….“
“I didn’t ask you for any details sir,” the lawyer interrupted, “Answer the question. Did you not say, at the scene of the accident, ‘I’m fine!’ Yes or No?”
Farmer Jim said, “Well, I’d just got Bessie into the trailer and I was driving down the
Once again, the lawyer was quick to interrupt Farmer Jim mid-sentence.
Looking at the Judge the lawyer said, “Your Honour, I am trying to establish the fact that,
at the scene of the accident, this man told the Highway Patrolman at the scene that he
was just fine. Now several weeks after the accident he is trying to sue my client. I believe
he is a fraud. Please tell him to simply answer the question.“
Well as luck would have it, the judge was interested in what Farmer Jim had to say, so
he said to the lawyer, “I’m sorry sir but I’d like to hear what this man has to say. So I
would ask him to continue with his story.”
Jim thanked the Judge and continued.
“Well,” he said, “I had just loaded Bessie into the trailer and I was driving her down the
highway when this huge truck with a trailer ran the stop sign and T-boned my truck.”
“And then what happened?” The Judge enquired.
“Well, I was thrown into one ditch and Bessie was thrown into the other.” Jim responded.
“And were you hurt?” The Judge asked.
“Yes,” said Jim. “I was hurting real bad and I didn’t want to move. However, I could hear
ole Bessie moaning and groaning. I knew she was in terrible shape just by her groans.”
“And then what happened?” the Judge asked.
“Well, shortly after the accident the Highway Patrolman appeared at the scene.” Jim said.
“And what did he do?” the Judge responded.
“Well Your Honour, he could hear Bessie moaning and groaning so he went over to her.
After he looked at her momentarily he then took out his gun and shot her between the eyes.” said Jim
“And did you say to the Highway Patrolman that you were fine?” The Judge asked.
“Well,” said Jim. “After he shot Bessie, he came across the road with his gun in his hand and looked at me and said, ‘Your mule was in such bad shape I had no choice but to shoot her. How are you feeling?’”
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