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Thread poster: Monika Coulson

Monika Coulson  Identity Verified
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Mar 4, 2005

It happened yesterday:

In the court (Workers Compensation case,) the judge said:

- Raise your right hand to be sworn. Do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, so help you God?

The claimant replied:

Your Honor, I have injured my left hand, not my right one.

It was extremely difficult for me to interpret the answer without laughing but I did not have much choice...



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Edward Potter  Identity Verified
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I'm laughing Mar 5, 2005

Great one, Monica! That really happened to you? I don't think I would have had the same self control as you.

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Monika Coulson  Identity Verified
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Yes Mar 5, 2005

Edward Potter wrote:
That really happened to you?



Dear Edward,
it really did. I giggled a few other times during the interpretation, but the judge did not get upset with me. Fortunately, the case ended quickly, since the claimant had already reached an agreement (outside) with the insurance company and his former employer.



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