May 22, 2010

Saturday Smile

A judge was instructing the jury that a
witness was not necessarily to be
regarded as untruthful because he
changed his statement after he gave it to
the police.
"For example," he said, "when I entered
my chambers today, I was positive that I
had my gold watch in my pocket. But
then I remembered that I left in on my
nightstand in my bedroom."

When the judge returned home that
evening, his wife asked him
"Why so much urgency for your watch?
Isn't sending three men to pick it up for
you a bit extreme?"

"What?" said the judge, "I didn't send
anyone for my watch, let alone three
people. What did you do?"

"I gave it to the first one," said the wife,
"he knew exactly where it was."