The lawyer was cross-examining a witness.
“Isn’t it true,” he bellowed, “that you were given $500 to throw this case?”
The witness did not answer. Instead, he just stared out the window as though he hadn’t heard the question.
The attorney repeated himself, again getting the same reaction—no response.
Finally, the judge spoke to the witness, “Please answer the question.”
“Oh,” said the startled witness, “I thought he was talking to you.”