Old man in court

Older man Shmuel had a bad car accident involving a large truck.

Weeks later, in court, the trucking company’s fancy lawyer was questioning Shmuel.

“Didn’t you say, at the scene of the accident, ‘I’m fine'”, asked the lawyer.

Shmuel responded, “Vell, I’ll tell you vat happened. I just put my dog Moishele, into the…”

“I didn’t ask for any details” the lawyer interrupted. “Just answer the question. Did you not say, at the scene of the accident, ‘I’m fine.’?”

Shmuel said: “Vell, I just got Moishele into the car and vas driving down the road…”

The lawyer interrupted again and said:

“Judge, I am trying to establish the fact that, at the scene of the accident, this man told the Traffic Officer on the scene that he was just fine.  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”.

By this time, the Judge was fairly interested in Shmuel’s answer and said to the lawyer:

“I’d like to hear what he has to say about his dog Moishele.”

Shmuel thanked the Judge and proceeded.

“Vell, like I vas saying, I just loaded Moishele, my lovely hundteleh (dog) into the car and vas driving him down the highway when this huge semi-truck and trailer ran the stop sign and smacked my car right in the side. I vas thrown into one ditch and Moishele vas thrown into the other. I vas hurting real bad, and I didn’t vant to move. However, I heard Moishele moaning and groaning. I knew he vas in terrible shape just by his groans.

Den a Traffic officer came along. He could hear Moishele moaning and groaning so he vent over to him.  After he looked at him and saw vat a terrible condition Moishele vas in, he took out his gun his gun and shoots him between the eyes.

Den the Traffic officer comes across the road, gun still in hand, looks at me and says, ‘How are you feeling?’

“So, nu – Judge, vat vould you say?”

Contributed by:
Barry Varkel, an attorney of the High Court of South Africa and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales.
Author of Nigiri Law and Goy Vey


  1. The law is an arse…….
    Judge to police officer. The accused admited that she shot her husband dead is that true yes your honour. Judge ..did she give a reason … yes your honour … he walked on her freshly washed kitchen floor
    …… why did it take you 2 hours to take her int custody ……. your honour the floor was still wet …….


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