“I will deliberate.” The Judge retires to his chamber to decide the man’s fate.
A life sentence vs. freedom.
He removes two giant snails from his fish tank, blots the dripping water with a paper towel, and places one on either flat plate of his ‘justice’ scales. One ‘guilty’ snail, one ‘innocent’.
As the plodders slowly begin moving to the side, he places a single white crystal on the tail of each. The sodium shock hastens the movement of the creatures. The scales tip.
“The scales of justice move slow,” he says, “but today, I have an early tee-time.”