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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?"


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
ALICERIEGER 6/25/2011 9:59AM

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

God Bless

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GRAMMAP1 6/24/2011 11:33PM

    Makes sense to me, but think of all the blessings he is missing!

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CAROLYNVIL 6/24/2011 9:56PM

    great one!!

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NTSOHLTHNT 6/24/2011 7:19PM

    LOL! There are actually people like this in the world. I'm glad I don't have any of those in my life.

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ELLFIN3 6/24/2011 3:21PM

    emoticon Oh my heavens!!! Not a nice man! I hope you are having a great Friday! Enjoy your weekend!!! emoticon Dear Fried!!!

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