An investment counselor went out on her own. She was shrewd and
diligent, so business kept coming in. Pretty soon she realized
she needed an in-house counsel, and so she began interviewing
"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 and
continued, "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