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.
Is That a Ten or a Twenty
This sounds more like a movie script or a joke. An attorney and a drug dealer meet in a bar. Maybe the attorney believed this drug dealer was innocent.
And maybe this attorney is as dumb as the drug dealer. We will probably never know.
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Witnesses have to be treated like children. And the younger, the better. You have to lead them to the answers you want them to provide, making them fall into the trap without even noticing.
This is a classic example. If this witness had the slightest amount of intelligence needed to pass this cross-examination, they would have gone through all cities in the world, followed by refusing to answer the question.
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.
Morals and Values
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.