It is so heartwarming when the lawyers representing us don’t hesitate to show how down-to-earth and connected they are to the people they represent, and how at the end of the day, we are all the same. No matter what profession you hold, we are all human beings.
Luckily enough, this witness did not lose his dignity and stuck with his morals and values.
Is Ignorance a Disability?
Once upon a time, job interviews weren't as limiting as they are today. Any question referring to the candidate's personal life could be asked freely, from their partner's income to their conception plans.
These days, you could go through the whole enrollment process without anyone knowing; you are over the age of 70 with no plans to extend the family. The least this employer could have done was not admit to being so ignorant.
We tend to believe that the judges and the attorneys (who studied for years and passed the bar exam) are intelligent, gifted, and the kind of people you would be happy to bring home to meet your parents.
This Attorney either had a bad night and came into court over-tired or was a criminal in disguise. We find it hard to believe this one actually graduated from law school.
Passive and Active
This next question, asked by a certain attorney, made us think. On the one hand, it is obvious he wasn't referring to that exact moment. At least they should have understood that, right?
On the other hand, where exactly was he trying to lead the witness? Yes, sir, I am active. I was active last night after a three-month period of being inactive. Before then, I was inactive for a while, followed by almost a year of full activeness. Does that answer your question, attorney?
Truth is What You Do Best
Attorneys just love it when honest witnesses are dished out to them. This next one shows how the attorney's work can be simplified so easily, with no effort at all.
Basically, all you need for a successful court case is one witness aware of their behavior and habits. No need for long stories, no need for visual elements. Only the truth, my lord. Only the truth.