323. A Simple Question
A Simple Question
Abe, an elderly man, was in the witness box.
“How old are you?” asked the attorney.
“I am, kin ahora, 82.”
“What did you say?”
“I said I am, kin ahora, 82 years old.”
“Please just give a simple answer to my question,” said the attorney.
“How old are you?”
“Kin ahora, 82,” replied Abe.
The judge intervened: “If you don’t want to be held in contempt of court,
the witness will answer the question and only the question.”
The defense counsel then got up and said to the judge, “Your Honor, may I
ask the witness?” and turned toward Abe.
“Kin ahora, how old are you?”
Abe replied, “82.”