Joe grew up in Sudbury, then moved away to attend college and law school.
He decided to come back to Sudbury because
he felt he could be a big shot
He really wanted to impress everyone, so he returned and opened his
The first day, he saw a man coming up the passageway.
He decided to make a big impression on
this new client when he arrived.
As the man came to the door, Joe picked up the phone.
He motioned the man in, all
the while talking. "No. Absolutely not. You
tell those clowns in Toronto that I won't settle this case for less
than one million. Yes, the Appeals Court has agreed to hear that case nex
week. I'll be handling the primary
arguments and the other members of my
team will provide support. Okay, tell the Crown Attorney that I'll meet
with him next week to discuss the details."
The "conversation" went on for almost five minutes.
All the while the man
sat patiently as Joe rattled instructions.
Finally, Joe put down the phone and turned
to the man, "I'm sorry for the
delay but as you can see, I'm very busy. What can I do for you?"
man replied, "I'm from Bell Canada and I came to hook up your phone".