December 24, 2013

Tis The Season For Giving

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 her off once again, "So if I don't give any money to them, why should I give any to you?"


Gorges Smythe said...

Funny. The sad thing is that there's some folks just about like that. I hope you have a great Christmas.

sig94 said...

Aye Gorges, there are Scrooges aplenty. And A Merry Christmas to you sir!

Kid said...

Damn, that's a guddin !

PS - I NEVER give to any charity I've heard of. And last on that list are united way and red cross.