Wednesday, 28 May 2008

She should have used her...uh...???

It was a nice sunny day and everybody in the lawyer’s office was in a good mood. They were cheerfully talking and sipping their coffee, when the door opened and a man limping entered the office. One of his legs was in a cast, one of his arms was in a sling. He looked a wreck. One of the lawyers got up, put his coffee cup down and said: “ Mr.Brown, I presume!”. The man nodded and spoke with a hoarse voice; “Are you mr. Deed , the lawyer who will give me legal aid and defend my case ?”
“Yes that’s me. Could you tell me what happened?”
“I was attacked , while I was working in an old house, and suddenly this little old lady entered the room and pointed a gun at me. I was so frightened that I ran to the balcony and jumped off it. I broke my leg and an arm”.
Mr. Deed: “What were you doing in the house, are you an electrician or a plumber ?”
Mr. Brown:”No.”
Mr.Deed:”Are you insured?”
Mr. Brown: “No, that’s not possible with the kind of work I do…”
Mr.Deed( looking puzzled):”What time was it ?”
Mr.Brown:”It was two o’clock!”
Mr. Deed:”Ah two o’clock in the afternoon and then…”
Mr.Brown:”No no no…It was two o’clock at night!”
With a look of unbelieve the lawyer answered :”OH… but then you were committing burglary!
MrBrown:” Uh… well yea that’s my job. The fact is that because of that little old lady I haven’t been able to work for many weeks and apart from that I had to pay the doctor and therefore I want her to pay for all my expenses. Besides it’s illegal to possess a gun…. Will you assist me when I take the matter to court?”
Mr.Deed:”Well…okay “
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------At court
Mr. Deed claimed that Mr. Brown lost a lot of money by the action of the little old lady, who was in illegal possession of a gun. The old lady said that she thought she was entitled to defend her house against intruders. True, but not with a gun even if it proved to be unloaded. She should have used…uh… her fists(???) Anyway she lost the lawsuit and was fined… one Euro.

9 comments:

Old Lady Lincoln said...

If this is a true story, that is awful. But it sounds about the way things are handled how a days.

reader Wil said...

It could have been a real story, but it was an episode of a series about lawyers. The lady was quilty because she had a gun and no permission to possess one. But he was quilty of a greater offence.

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

keep up the good stories!

reader Wil said...

Thanks Kiwi! It was a strange story and played very well. The burglar was really very angry with the little old lady for disturbing him while he was at work!

Dina said...

This is a story about chutspah.
Laws are strange things.

Wil, my blog has "comment moderation" which means I see the incoming comment and then decide if to publish it or not. So if you send the information I (only I) can see it and then it will be deleted. I promise.

Janice Thomson said...

How ridiculous the so-called law is! Anyone can get away with anything if you have the right lawyer. Case in point: O.J. Simpson

reader Wil said...

Dina and Janice, you are right,but she got fined only a euro, which is almost nothing, so it was a symbolic fine. The burglar was very disappointed. Fact is that we are not allowed to have firearms, unless you have a licence.The whole situation was ridiculous.

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reader Wil said...

Thank you nonizamboni! It's very kind of you and a great surprise!