March 21, 2014

September 1998 - Peanuts Are A Different Deal

From Robert N. Nebb of Lubbock (Robert practices with Michael H. Carper), this excerpt from a deposition taken in a case pending before U.S. District Judge Sam Cummings, in which the complaint alleged that the construction of a natural gas pipeline caused damage to the plaintiff's cotton and bean crops. The witness is a "crop consultant" expert hired by the plaintiff's attorneys.

Q. And is there - just like with cotton, is there a faster growing variety of peanuts?

A. Yeah, but I don't know if they replanted their peanuts. I don't know, I can't recall. They did hire me to check their - you know, to consult on their peanuts. Peanuts are a different deal.

Q. How so? How are they different?

A. Well, you wear cotton. You eat peanuts.

Robert adds: "Following this answer, the room erupted in laughter for a number of minutes, after which all attorneys suggested the Q&A be excerpted for et cetera.