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JOKE OF THE WEEK, 14 May 2012

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Joe grew up in a small town, then moved away to attend college and law school. He decided to come back to the small town because he could be a big man here.

Joe really wanted to impress everyone, so he opened a law office, but business was slow at first. One day he saw a man walking to the door and decided to make a big impression on the prospective client.

As the man entered Joe picked up the phone. He motioned the man in, all the while talking.

“No. Absolutely not. You tell those clowns in New York that I won’t settle this case for less than one million.”

“Yes. The Appeals Court has agreed to hear that case next week. I’ll be handling the primary argument and the other members of my team will provide support.”

“Okay. Tell the DA that I’ll meet with him next week to discuss the details.”

This sort of thing went on for almost 5 minutes. All the while the man sat patiently as Joe rattled instructions. Finally, Joe put down the phone and turned to the man.

“I’m sorry for the delay, but as you can see, I’m very busy. What can I do for you?”

“I’m from the phone company and came to connect your telephone.”

 

This article originally appeared on Transcend Media Service (TMS) on 14 May 2012.

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