Wednesday, April 16, 2008

True Crime Stories: The World's Best Job

In the middle of a murder trial, I walked out of court to summon the
next witness.

Judge John Moore was chatting with the Coroner, a witness-in-waiting.

Judge Moore had put himself through law school while a police detective,
and an excellent one.

"Doc, you're up," I said to the Coroner, while simultaneously shaking

Judge Moore's hand.

"Hey Judge, how you doin'?," I said.

"I can't get him to call me John...," he said to the Coroner.

"I would never do that..."

"I can't get my friends to call me John and I can't get my wife to call

me Your Honor."

Both of us laughing, Dr. Singh and I parted from the judge and entered

the courtroom.