“Court Case Friday”
The judge next to me was selecting a jury. He asked the panel if serving on the trial would be a hardship. A young man raised his hand, and the following dialogue took place:
Judge: What’s the nature of the hardship?
Juror: I have plans to spend the weekend in Las Vegas.
Judge: Going to a concert?
Juror: No, a football game.
Judge: Who’s playing?
Juror: BYU and Arizona.
Judge: [Pause] The answer to my next question is very important, and will determine whether I excuse you are not. Are you a fan of Arizona or BYU?
Juror: [Pause] BYU.
Judge: Wrong answer! [Pause] My sons go to Arizona. [Long pause] However, my best friend since kindergarten is the Athletic Director of BYU, so I will go ahead and excuse you.
Juror: [Relieved] Thank you.
Judge: You are free to leave. Good luck! Hope you lose!
P.S. BYU Won: 24/16