JUST FOR LAUGHS
As a potential juror in an assault-and-battery case, I was sitting in a courtroom, answering questions from both sides. The assistant district attorney asked such questions as: Had I ever been mugged? Did I know the victim or the defendant? The defense attorney took a different approach, however. “I see you are a teacher,” he said. “What do you teach?” “English and theater,” I responded. “Then I guess I better watch my grammar,” the defense attorney quipped. “No,” I shot back. “You better watch your acting.” When the laughter in the courtroom died down, I was excused from the case.