Murphy was summoned to court to appear as a witness in a lawsuit.
The prosecutor opened his questioning of the witness with, “Where were you the night of August 24th?”
“Objection!” said the defense attorney. “Irrelevant!”
“Oh, that’s okay”, Murphy said, from the witness stand. “I don’t mind answering the question”.
“I object!” the defense said again.
“No, really”” Murphy said. “I’ll answer it”.
The judge ruled banged his gavel on the desk and said, “If the witness insists on answering, there is no reason for the defense to object”.
So, the prosecutor repeated the question to Murphy, “Where were you the night of August 24th?”
Murphy replied brightly, “I don’t know”.
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