A farmer named Clyde had a car accident. In court, the trucking
company's fancy hot shot lawyer was questioning him.
The lawyer asked, "didn't you say, at the scene of the accident, I'm
Clyde responded, "Well, I'll tell you what happened. I had just loaded
my favorite cow, Bessie, into the..."
"I didn't ask for any details", the lawyer interrupted. "Just answer
Did you not say, at the scene of the accident, "I'm fine!?"
Clyde said, "Well, I had just put Bessie into the trailer and as I was
driving down the road...."
The lawyer interrupted again and said, "Your Honor, I am trying to
establish the fact that, at the scene of the accident, this man told
Highway Patrolman on 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
Please tell him to simply answer the question."
By this time, the Judge was fairly interested in Clyde's answer and
to the lawyer, "I'd like to hear what he has to say about his favorite
Clyde thanked the Judge and proceeded. "Well as I was saying, I had
loaded Bessie, my favorite cow, into the trailer and was driving her
down the highway when this huge semi-truck and trailer ran the stop
and smacked my truck right in the side. I was thrown into one ditch and
Bessie was thrown into the other. I was hurting, real bad and didn't
want to move.
However, I could hear old Bessie moaning and groaning. I knew she was
terrible shape just by her groans. Shortly after the accident a Highway
Patrolman came on the scene. He could hear Bessie moaning and groaning
so he went over to her. After he looked at her, and saw her fatal
condition, he took out his gun and shot her between the eyes.
Then the Patrolman came across the road, gun still in hand, looked at
me, and said, "How are you feeling?"
"Now tell me, what would you have said?"