I don't know about you but refreshing CNN on the browser every hour or three for the last week has me thinking that there are too many lawyers in the world, among other things.
A dying wish
A man spoke to each of his three sons when he sent them to college.
"I feel it's my duty to provide you with the best possible education, and you do not owe me anything for that.
However, I want you to appreciate it.
As a gesture of appreciation, please each put $1,000 into my coffin when I die".
And so it happened.
His sons became a doctor, a financial planner, and a lawyer, each successful financially.
When their father died and they saw him in the coffin, they remembered his wish.
First, the doctor stacked 10 crisp $100 bills onto the chest of the deceased.
Next, the financial planner placed $1,000 there in 20 crisp $50 bills.
Finally, it was the heartbroken lawyer's turn.
He slowly reached into his pocket, removed his chequebook, wrote a check for $3,000, put it into his father's coffin, and took the $2,000 cash.