A lawyer was late for an appointment at his office and decided to run a stop sign. As luck would have it, a farmer was proceeding through on his tractor at that very moment, and there was a tremendous crash! Fortunately, no one was hurt.
The lawyer decided to go on the offense and jumped out of his car.
“You idiot!” he yelled. “Why weren’t you paying attention? Now I’m gonna be late for my appointment. You better believe you’re gonna regret this day!”
The farmer calmly surveyed the scene. “Look, young fella, you’re all worked up. Neither one of us is hurt — it’s just our rides that are a little banged up,” he said. Then he reached into his pocket, pulled out a hip flask and offered it to the lawyer. “Here, why don’t you take a slug of this whiskey. It’ll help you calm down.”
After a moment, the lawyer accepted and took a deep drink. A bit later, he tipped up the flask and took another swig. Then he returned it to the farmer, who closed the flask and put it away.
“Don’t you want any yourself?” asked the lawyer.
“Not just yet,” answered the farmer. “I’ll wait until after the police leave.”