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Generous Lawyer

Friday, June 24, 2011

A local United Way office realized that the organization had never received a donation from the town's most successful lawyer. The person in charge of contributions called him to persuade him to contribute.
"Our research shows that out of a yearly income of at least $500,000, you give not a penny to charity. Wouldn't you like to give back to the community in some way?"
The lawyer mulled this over for a moment and replied, "First, did your research also show that my mother is dying after a long illness, and has medical bills that are several times her annual income?"
Embarrassed, the United Way rep mumbled, "Um ... no."
The lawyer interrupts, "or that my brother, a disabled veteran, is blind and confined to a wheelchair?"
The stricken United Way rep began to stammer out an apology, but was interrupted again.
"or that my sister's husband died in a traffic accident," the lawyer's voice rising in indignation, "leaving her penniless with three children?!"
The humiliated United Way rep, completely beaten, said simply, "I had no idea..."
On a roll, the lawyer cut him off once again, "So if I don't give any money to them, why should I give any to you?"

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    Amusing as the story is, sadly, there too many people like the lawyer.

    God Bless
    1949 days ago
    Makes sense to me, but think of all the blessings he is missing!
    1949 days ago
    great one!!
    1949 days ago
    LOL! There are actually people like this in the world. I'm glad I don't have any of those in my life.
    1949 days ago
    emoticon Oh my heavens!!! Not a nice man! I hope you are having a great Friday! Enjoy your weekend!!! emoticon Dear Fried!!!
    1950 days ago
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