After his accident, Farmer Dave decided that his injuries were serious enough to take legal action against the trucking company.
Once in court, the trucking company’s hotshot lawyer took to the stand to interrogate Dave.
“Didn’t you say at the scene of the accident, ‘I’m fine?”‘ asked the lawyer.
Dave responded, “Well, I’ll tell you what happened. I had just herded my favorite mule Janet onto the…”
“I didn’t ask for your life story,” the lawyer interrupted. “Simply answer the question. Did you say at the scene of the accident, ‘I’m fine?’”
Dave said, “Well, I had just loaded Janet into the trailer and I started driving down the road…”
The lawyer interrupted again and turned to the judge. “Your Honour, I am trying to establish the fact that, at the scene of the accident, this man told the police officer on the scene that he was fine. Now several weeks after the accident he is trying to sue my client. I believe he trying to defraud us. Please tell him to simply answer the question.”
By this time the judge was fairly interested in Farmer Dave’s story and said to the lawyer, “I’d like to hear what he has to say.”
Dave thanked the Judge and proceeded, “Well, as I was saying, I had just loaded Janet into the trailer and was driving her down the highway when this huge semi-truck and trailer ran the stop sign and smacked my truck right in the side. I was thrown into one ditch and Janet was thrown into the other. I was cut up real bad and didn’t want to move. But, I could hear poor Janet moaning and groaning. I knew she was in a terrible way just by her groans. Shortly after the accident a police officer turned up. He heard Janet moaning and groaning so he went over to her. After he looked at her, he took out his gun and shot her between the eyes. Then the hen came across the road with his gun in his hand and looked at me.”
“He said, ‘Your mule was in such bad shape I had to shoot her. How are you feeling?’ ”
“Now tell me. What the hell would you say?!”