the town's most successful lawyer. The director called him, hoping to get a
"Our research shows that out of a yearly income of at least $500,000, you've
given not a penny to charity. Wouldn't you like to give back to the
community in some way?"
The lawyer 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
Embarrassed, the director mumbled, "Um... no."
"Or that my brother, a disabled veteran, is blind and confined to a
wheelchair?" The stricken director began to stammer out an apology but was
interrupted. "Or that my sister's husband died in a car accident," the
lawyer's voice rising in indignation, "leaving her penniless with three
The humiliated director said simply, "I had no idea."
"So if I don't give any money to them, why the hell would I give any to