The United Way realized that it had never received a
donation from the city's most successful ACLU lawyer. So a United Way volunteer paid the lawyer a visit in his lavish office.
The volunteer opened the meeting by saying, "Our
research shows that even though your annual income is
over two million dollars, you don't give a penny to
charity. Wouldn't you like to give something back to
your community through the United Way?"
The lawyer thinks for a minute and says, "First, did
your research also show you that my mother is dying
after a long, painful illness and she has huge medical
bills that are far beyond her ability to pay?"
Embarrassed, the United Way rep mumbles, "Uh... no, I
didn't know that."
"Secondly," says the lawyer, "my brother, a disabled
veteran, is blind and confined to a wheelchair and is unable to support his wife and six children."
The stricken United Way rep begins to stammer an
apology, but is cut off again.
"Thirdly, did your research also show you that my
sister's husband died in a dreadful car accident,
leaving her penniless with a huge mortgage and three
children, one of whom is disabled and another has
learning disabilities requiring an array of private
The humiliated United Way rep, completely beaten,
says, "I'm sorry, I had no idea."
And the lawyer says, "So... if I didn't give any money
to them, what in the hell makes you think I'd ever
give any to you?"
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