A farmer named Steve was ridiculed by a big-city lawyer, but his brilliant reply left him speechless.
In this story, Steve is seeking damages after an accident. However, the technique of the lawyer is to mock him. Little did he know that the farmer isn't giving up without a fight.
Farmer watering the plants | Photo: Pexels
When Steve was seriously injured in an awful car crash that also killed his beloved mule, he went after the trucking company that caused the wreck.
In court, the company’s expensive lawyer interrogated Steve, asking him: “Didn’t you say at the scene of the accident, ‘I’m fine’?”
The farmer replied, "Well, I’ll tell you what happened. I had just loaded my favorite mule, Suzie, into the…"
The lawyer interrupted, saying, "I didn’t ask for any details. Just answer the question. Did you not say at the scene of the accident, 'I’m fine?'"
"Well, I had just got Suzie into the trailer, and I was driving down the road…" said Steve.
"Judge, I am trying to establish the fact that, at the scene of the accident, this man told the highway patrolman on the scene that he was fine," the lawyer interrupted again. "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."
The judge was curious about Steve's answer at this point. He told the lawyer, "I’d like to hear what he has to say."
The farmer expressed gratitude toward the judge and said:
"Well, as I was saying, I had just loaded Suzie 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 Suzie was thrown into the other. I was hurting real bad and didn’t want to move."
He added: “However, I could hear ol’ Suzie moaning and groaning. I knew she was in terrible shape just by her groans. Shortly after the accident, a highway patrolman came on the scene. He could hear Suzie, too, so he went over to her. After he looked at her, he took out his gun and shot her between the eyes.”
“Then the Patrolman 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?'” he continued.
Looking right at the lawyer, Steve asked: “Now what the hell would you say?”
The farmer surely put that high-priced lawyer in his place!