Thursday, September 15, 2011

Joke of the day - Charity begins at home

Joke Of The Day

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 leaving her penniless with three children?!" the lawyer continued.

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?"

courtesy Ask Men

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