Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Hail to the Emperor!

A light moment in court today. The judge was swearing in a witness, asking her to promise to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. And, in accordance with tradition, the witness held her hand aloft and took in the judge's words. When he'd finished, tradition was abandoned for a moment, perhaps elevated:

"Do you, Willamina Witness, swear.. blah blah blah...?"
"I do swear to. . . " Pause. "Yes, Cesar."

Silence descended on the courtroom, then the judged looked around and smiled. "Well, I've never been called Cesar before."

A giggle was had by all.

Turns out the young lady had started to recite the entire oath and her lawyer had whispered in her ear: "Saying 'yes' is easier."

Which she heard as, "Say 'Yes, Cesar'."

So she did.

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