A local United Way office realized…

A local United Way office realized that it had neverreceived a donation from the towns most successful lawyer. The personin 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. Wouldnt you like to give back to thecommunity in some way? The lawyer mulled this over for a moment andreplied, First, did your research also show that my mother is dyingafter a long illness, and has medical bills that are several times herannual income? Embarrassed, the United Way rep mumbled, Um…no.-or that my brother, a disabled veteran, is blind and confined to awheelchair? The stricken United Way rep began to stammer out anapology but was interrupted, -or that my sisters husband died in atraffic accident, the lawyers voice rising in indignation, leavingher penniless with three children? The humiliated United Way rep,completely beaten, said simply, I had no idea… On a roll, thelawyer cut him off once again: -so if I dont give any money to them,why should I give any to you?

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