Sudama was sitting in a court. He says that lawyers should never ask grandmothers a question if they aren’t prepared for the answer. In a trial, a small-town prosecuting attorney called his first witness, an elderly grandmother to the witness stand.
He approached her and asked;
“Mrs.. Iyer, do you know me?”
She responded, “Why, yes, I do know you, Mr. Menon.
I’ve known you since you were a young boy, and frankly, you’re a
big disappointment to me.
You lie, cheat on your wife, manipulate people and talk about them behind their
backs. You think you’re a big shot when you haven’t the brains to realize you never will amount to anything
more than a two-bit paper pusher.
Yes, I know you.”
The lawyer was stunned! Not knowing what else to do, he pointed across the room and asked,
“Mrs.. Sharma, do you know the defense attorney?”
She again replied, “Why, yes, I do. I’ve known Mr. Bhandari since he was a youngster.
He’s lazy, bigoted, and has a drinking problem. He can’t build a normal relationship with
anyone and his law practice is one of the worst in the state. Not to mention he cheated onhis wife with three different
One of them was your wife.
Yes I know him.” The defense attorney almost died.
The judge asked both lawyers to approach the bench and in a quiet voice said:
“If either of you rascals asks her if she knows me, I’ll send you to the electric chair.”