Lawyers should never ask A Mississippi grandma a question if they aren't prepared for the answer.in a trial, a southern small-town prosecuting attorney called his frist witness, a grandmotherly,  eldery woman to the stand. he approched her and asked,  Mrs Jones do you know me? she responed, why,yes I do know you since you were A boy, and frankly, you've been a big disappointment to me. you lie, you cheat on your wife, and you manipulate people and talk about them behined their back.  you think you're a big shot when you have't the brains to realize you'll never amount to anything more than a two-bit paper pusher. yes   I know you.  the lawyer was stunned. not knowing  what else to do, he pointed across the room and ask; Mrs Jones, do you know the defense attorney?  she again replied, why yes I do.  I've known mr.  Bradley since he was A youngster too.  he's lazy, bigoted and he has a drinking problem. he can't build a normal relationship with anyone, and his law practice is one of the worst in the  entire state. not to mention he cheated on his wife with three different women. one of them your wife. yes I know him.           the defense attorney nearly died.        the judge asked both counsellors to approach the bench and, in a very quiet voice said, if either of idiots asks her if she knows me, i'll send you both to the electric chair''.