Dressing for an Audit
A man, called to testify at the IRS asked his accountant for
advice on what to wear.
"Wear your shabbiest clothing. Let him think you are a
pauper," the accountant replied.
Then he asked his lawyer the same question, but got the
opposite advice. "Don't let them intimidate you. Wear your
most elegant suit and tie."
Confused, the man went to his Rabbi, told him of the
conflicting advice and requested some resolution of the
"Let me tell you a story," replied the Rabbi. "A woman,
about to be married, asked her mother what to wear on her
"Wear a heavy, long, flannel night-gown that goes right up
to your neck."
But when she asked her best friend, she got conflicting
"Wear your most sexy underwear."
The man protested, "What does all this have to do with my
problem with the IRS?"
The Rabbi replied, "No matter what you wear my son, you're
going to get screwed."