During a tough court session, a female witness was having trouble describing the particulars of her sexual harassment case. She didn’t want to repeat out loud what the accused had said to her.
“Why don’t you write it down?” the judge suggested.
The woman agreed and passed over the note, which read, “Get your pants off and have a drink with me tonight.”
The judge read it and passed it on to the jury. It was passed along the line until Malcolm tried to hand it to the woman next to him—a lady in her late eighties who had started to doze off.
Malcolm nudged the woman, who woke with a start. He handed her the note, and she read it with raised eyebrows. Then she gave Malcolm a wink and slipped the note into her handbag.