Jerry Clower once recounted a joke about how a relative changed his testimony to the jury a few hours after an accident while seeking for the insurance company to foot the bill of an injury.
On that fateful day, Jerry had traveled from Los Angeles across different states before deciding to settle at his Uncle's in Yazoo City, Minneapolis.
When he arrived at his Uncle Vercy Ledbetter's, he was told that the old man with a dove-like character had been arrested and made to appear before a jury in the courthouse that day.
Jerry hurried to find the district attorney. Coincidentally, he was about to enter the courthouse. The attorney explained that Ledbetter was indeed being tried because the old fellow changed his testimony. So now, he would have to stand in the witness box to justify his actions.
The visitor wasted no time in swinging the doors open then proceeded to settle among the courtroom's audience, eager to listen to Ledbetter's testimony.
A cocky, stout-looking lawyer representing the insurance company, decked in his expensive suit, walked up to the old man in the witness box and proceeded with the first question. He said:
"Mr. Ledbetter, didn't you sir at the scene of a wreck say there was nothing wrong with you and now you claim to have a broken leg and you want the insurance company to fix it?"
Ledbetter confidently said "yes," and was asked to explain himself. In no time, the wounded man began to give an account of his story. He told the jury that earlier in the morning, as he was driving in his truck to deliver some wood to the barn in town for sale, another vehicle sideswiped him into the bush.
The vehicle was loaded with cows, and about three cows were flung to the ground after the accident. The old man laid there, wounded. Beside him were the cows too, injured and wailing.
A few minutes later, a state trooper with a magnum barrel asked the cow truck driver what had happened, and the man screamed that a cow was in pain after breaking her leg.
The trooper pointed his weapon at the creature and fired a shot. He heard another disturbing cry and asked the driver, who gave the same response. Then he turned to kill the second wounded cow.
A cow in the field with tags in its ears | Photo: Pixabay
As cow number three cried, the shooter yelled the same question. He asked, "What's wrong with that cow over yonder squirming and bellowin'."
The third answer was the same as the previous one, so he killed the third cow. After a few seconds, the trooper walked to the injured man and said, "Sir, what is wrong with you?" Uncle Vercy stopped groaning in pain and replied:
"NOT A THANG IN THE WORLD!"
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