Ole’s car was hit by a truck in an accident.
In court, the trucking company’s lawyer was questioning Ole.
“Didn’t you say sir, at the scene of the accident, “I’m fine”? asked the lawyer.
Ole responded, “Vell, I’ll tell you vat happened. I had yust loaded my favorite mule, Bessie, into the…”
“I didn’t ask for details”, the lawyer interrupted. “Just answer the question. Did you not say at the scene of the accident, “I’m fine”?
Ole said, “vell, I had just got Bessie into da trailer and I vas driving down da 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 Highway Patrolman 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 Ole’s answer and said to the lawyer, “I’d like to hear what he has to say about his favorite mule, Bessie.”
Ole thanked the Judge and proceeded. “Vell, as I vas saying, I had yust loaded Bessie, my favorite mule, into da trailer and vas driving her down da highway ven dis huge semitruck ran da stop sign and smacked into my truck right in da side. I vas trone into vun ditch and Bessie she vas trone into da udder. I vas hurting, real bad and didn’t vont to move. But, I could hear Bessie moaning and groaning. I knew she vas in terrible shape yust by her groans.”
“Shortly after da accident da Highway Patrolman he came to da scene. He could hear Bessie moaning and groaning, so he vent over to her.”
“After he looked at her and saw her condition, he took out his gun and shot her right between da eyes!”
“Den da Patrolman he came across da road, gun still in hand, looked at me and said, “How are you feeling?”
“Now, if you vas me, vut da hell vould YOU say?”