“Dude—where’d ya get that black eye?” asked the intern.
Gary coughed. “I tripped in the bathroom and hit the towel bar.”
“Mister Jordan! How on earth did you hurt your eye?” asked the assistant district attorney.
“Uh, electric saw threw a chunk of wood.”
“Gary, are you all right?” said the secretary.
“Yeah, I was playing soccer with the kids and caught a ball in the face.”
“Sharon, I told eight different lies today,” sighed Gary.
“Bad day for a lawyer, eh?” replied his wife. “I really am sorry about elbowing you in bed last night.”
Coco Jane is a retired English teacher living in Brooten, Minnesota.