Mrs. Franklin had been called for jury duty. She declined to serve because, she said, she did not believe in capital punishment. The judge tried to persuade her to stay. Madam,” he said, “this is not a murder case. It is merely a case in which a wife is suing her husband because she gave him $4,000 to buy her a new fur coat and he lost it all at the race track instead.
“I’ll serve,” agreed Mrs. Franklin. “I could be wrong about capital punishment.”
More Good Clean Jokes, Bob Phillips, page 44