An Honest Lawyer
An investment counselor went out on her own. She was shrewd
and diligent, so business kept coming in, and pretty soon she
realized she needed an in-house counsel, so she began
interviewing young lawyers.
"As I'm sure you can understand," she started off with one
of the first applicants, "in a business like this, our
personal integrity must be beyond question." She leaned
forward. "Mr. Peterson, are you an *honest* lawyer?"
"Honest?" replied the job prospect. "Let me tell you
something about honest. Why, I'm so honest that my father
lent me fifteen thousand
dollars for my education and I paid back every penny the
minute I tried
my very first case."
"Impressive. And what sort of case was that?"
The lawyer squirmed in his seat and admitted, "He sued me
for the money."