Five Minutes

The lawyer was beginning to grasp at straws during his cross-examination. “You say, Mrs. Dawson, that this took exactly five minutes?” The witness replied that she was sure. “I am going to give you a test. I want you to tell me when exactly five minutes has passed–starting now.” The lawyer was intently watching a stopwatch taken from his briefcase. At five minutes, to the second, the witness gave the signal. The lawyer told her, “That’s quite remarkable. How did you gauge the time so accurately?” Mrs. Dawson replied, “I watched the clock on the wall behind you.”