March 07, 2005

A voice from the back seat

We were returning home last night from taking my parents out to dinner to celebrate my mother's birthday and my daughter and I had the following conversation (remember, she's only four):

GC: What are you doing, Pappa?

Me: [thinking it was pretty darn obvious what I was doing behind the wheel of the car, responded with small sarcasm] Just hanging out. What are you doing?

GC: I'm just sitting back here watching you drive.

Me: How am I doing?

GC: Better. [small pause] That's all I can really say. Better.

Thus proving what every trial lawyer already knows: never ask an open ended question you don't know the answer to.

My wife almost went into convulsions next to me, muttering to herself, "its NY, everyone's a critic."

Posted by Random Penseur at March 7, 2005 08:23 AM

Good god...does she EVER stop with these great comments? No no...not a critic; I think writing screenplays is in her future, for sure. :-)

Posted by: Amber at March 7, 2005 07:15 PM

Don't you love children?! I absolutely adored watching that show with Bill Cosby...

and speaking of quotes, I got this in an email that's floating around, apparently a true transcript from a court reporter:

Q: Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse?

A: No.

Q: Did you check for blood pressure?

A: No.

Q: Did you check for breathing?

A: No.

Q: So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you began the autopsy?

A: No.

Q: How can you be so sure, Doctor?

A: Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar.

Q: But could the patient have still been alive, nevertheless?

A: Yes, it is possible that he could have been alive and practicing law somewhere.

Posted by: Philippe Roy at March 8, 2005 01:36 AM

Phillipe, I believe that that is a real transcript of a real conversation that snopes has varified. And it's still hilarious!!

Posted by: Tuning Spork at March 9, 2005 11:24 PM
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