An Irish farmer had a terrible traffic accident. When the case got to court the lorry owners’ lawyer said, “Didn’t you say to the police at the scene of the accident that you were ‘fine’?”
He replied, “Well, I tell you what happened. I’d just loaded my favourite cow, Bessie, onto the…”
“I didn’t ask for details. Just answer the question. Did you say, at the scene of the accident, ‘I’m fine’?”
“Well I’d just got Bessie into the trailer and was driving down the road…”
The solicitor interrupted again, “Your Honour, I’m just trying to establish the fact that, at the scene of the accident, this man told the police that he was fine. Now several weeks later he’s trying to sue my client. I believe that he’s a fraud.”
The Judge though was interested in the farmers persistence and said that he wanted to hear the story to see if it was relevant.
“Well as I was saying I was driving down the road when this huge lorry hit me. I was thrown into a ditch and I was hurt really bad. Bessie was hurt really bad and she was moaning something terrible. Up comes a policeman, on his motorcycle, takes one look at Bessie and shoots her. Then he comes across to me and asked me how do I feel. I took one look at his gun and said, ‘I’m fine’?”