The Honest Lawyer
A woman with her own business was thriving based on her sterling reputation. When she decided she needed a lawyer to help her incorporate, she was worried that their typical reputation might stain hers, so she was carefully interviewing the available business lawyers.
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A Letter to the IRS
From my deep files. Of course this went around with the claim it was "an actual letter to the Internal Revenue Service" (for foreign readers, that's the American federal tax agency), but I'm dubious. But luckily, you can still laugh (and maybe relate to it) even if you are dubious*.
I am responding to your letter denying the deduction for two of the three dependents I claimed on my 1994 Federal Tax Return. Thank you. I have questioned whether these are my children or not for years. They are evil and expensive.
It's only fair that since they are minors and not my responsibility that the government (who evidently is taxing me more to care for these waifs) knows something about them and what to expect over the next year. You may apply next year to reassign them to me and reinstate the deduction.
This year they are yours!
The oldest, Kristen, is now 17. She is brilliant. Ask her! I suggest you put her to work in your office where she can answer people's questions about their returns. While she has no formal training, it has not seemed to hamper her knowledge of any other subject you can name.
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The Bar Bully
A guy is sitting in a bar, just staring at his drink. A half-hour later, he's still there, staring at his drink, and hasn't drunk a drop.
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