Perry Mason Meets Quincy
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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Wed, 5 Jun 96 23:26:10 -0700
Subject: Perry Mason Meets Quincy
An attorney was cross-examining a coroner. The attorney asks, "before
you signed the death certificate, had you taken the man's pulse?" The
coroner says, "No." The lawyer then asks, "Did you listen for a heartbeat?"
"No" says the coroner. "Did you check for breathing?" Again, the coroner
"So," the lawyer continues, "when you signed the death certificate, you
had not taken any of the usual steps to make sure the man was dead, had
you?" The coroner, now tired of the browbeating, says, "Well, let me put it
this way. The man's brain was sitting in a jar on my desk, but for all I
know, he could have been out there practicing law somewhere."
© 1996 Peter Langston