Thursday, October 11, 2012

The Case

In a terrible accident at a railroad crossing, a train smashed into a car and pushed it nearly four hundred yards down the track. Though no one was killed, the driver took the railway company to court.

At the trial, the engineer insisted that he had given the driver ample warning by waving his lantern back and forth for nearly a minute. He even stood and convincingly demonstrated how he'd done it. The court believed his story, and the suit was dismissed.

'Congratulations,' the lawyer remarked to the engineer when it was over. 'You did superbly under cross-examination.'

'Thanks,' the engineer murmured, 'but he sure had me worried.'

'How's that?' the lawyer inquired.

'I was afraid he was going to ask if the darned lantern was lit.'
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16 comments :

  1. Lawyers... sheesh.

    Have a YAYdul day, Sandee! big hugs xoxo

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  2. Enlightening...*ducking boos and throwd whatever's handy*

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  3. And that, my friend, is why lawyers are called snakes!

    Thinking of you two off cruising. Big hugs, honey...

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  4. ouch!!! bwahahaha!!!

    i'm back sandee... xoxo

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  5. These between, the driver is less smart or the engineer was lucky. hehehe

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  6. Ah yes ... Lawyers is people too ... well sometimes.

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  7. oh my! poor driver!

    smiles, bee
    xoxoxoxoox

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  8. Lawyers, conveniently leaving out the facts for centuries. Good one today. Enjoy your cruise.

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  9. Yup those lawyers are something else for sure. Hope that boat trip is going well. Have a fun time.

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  10. Funny. But in real life legal decisions often fall on pesky details like this.

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  11. Good one Sandee! Have a great day!

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  12. I guess, some people see the light when it is to late.

    Have a great day,

    Steve

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  13. LMAO that was unexpected :-)

    Have a fantabulosa day :-)

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  14. LOL, minor details

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  15. This story lacks credibility. Surely the lantern had long life batteries???

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