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Charity Begins At Home March 3, 2018

Posted by nrhatch in Humor, Joke.

The largest Charitable Organization in the city realized it had never received a donation from the city’s most successful lawyer.

So a volunteer paid the lawyer a visit in his lavish office.  “Our research shows that, even though your annual income is over two million dollars, you don’t give a penny to charity.”

When the attorney nods in acknowledgement, the volunteer asks, “Wouldn’t you like to give something back to your community?”

The lawyer answers the question with a question,  “First, did your research also reveal that my mother is dying after a long painful illness, and she has huge medical bills that are far beyond her ability to pay?”

Embarrassed, the rep mumbles, “Uh . . . no, I didn’t know that.”

“Second, did your research show that my brother, a disabled Veteran, is blind, confined to a wheelchair, and unable to support his wife and six children?”

The stricken rep begins to stammer an apology, but is cut off again.

“Third, did your research show you that my sister’s husband died in a dreadful car accident, leaving her penniless with a mortgage and three children, one of whom is disabled and another who has learning disabilities requiring an array of private tutors?”

The humiliated rep, completely beaten, says, “I’m so sorry. I had no idea.”

“So,” the lawyer says, “if I didn’t give any money to them, what makes you think I’d give any to you?”

Aah . . . that’s better!

Source:  E-mail from unknown author (sent by Joe M.)



1. Jill Weatherholt - March 3, 2018

Lol! That Joe M…he’s got the best ones. Happy Saturday, Nancy!

nrhatch - March 3, 2018

Joe’s jokes + Silly Saturday posts = perfect together! Have a wonderful weekend, Jill.

2. Tippy Gnu - March 3, 2018

Always do your research. Thanks for the laugh today, Nancy.

nrhatch - March 3, 2018

As a recovering attorney, posting lawyer jokes is a guilty pleasure for me. Glad you enjoyed. D

3. Joanne Sisco - March 3, 2018

Ohhhh – I know I’m supposed to laugh. I know it was supposed to be funny … but I can’t. I just can’t.

nrhatch - March 3, 2018

No worries, Joanne. Every joke is not for every one ~ some hit too close to home or are too contrary to our core values to be funny.

I hope something (even life’s absurdities) tickle your funny bone chakra today because . . . life is better with laughter. 😀

Joanne Sisco - March 3, 2018

Amen to that 🙂

4. joyroses13 - March 3, 2018

I knew there had to be a punchline coming but didn’t see that one. GOOD ONE!

nrhatch - March 3, 2018

Not the punchline I expected either. 😀

joyroses13 - March 3, 2018

We both were caught by surprise. 🙂

5. Ally Bean - March 3, 2018

I worry that this joke might be more realistic than we realize. Greedy is as greedy does.

nrhatch - March 3, 2018


The Waltons (of the massive Walmart fortune) are notoriously stingy when it comes to charitable requests . . . and most of them inherited their wealth with “no effort.” Just one reason why I don’t shop at Walmart.

6. colonialist - March 3, 2018

True to life in many instances! Such people die rich and miserable.

nrhatch - March 3, 2018

Unless, like Scrooge, they get a shot at redemption and take it!

colonialist - March 3, 2018

Donating some of their stake would be well done, but is actually rare. Warning spooks don’t happen much.

nrhatch - March 3, 2018

Yes . . . and even with ghostly apparitions, it’s the 3rd time that’s the charm!

7. L. Marie - March 4, 2018

I’m laughing and crying. There’s a lot of truth to this.

nrhatch - March 5, 2018

I expected a mixed response to this joke since it made me cringe and laugh at the same time. 😀

8. Kate Crimmins - March 4, 2018

That is certainly a lawyer joke!

nrhatch - March 5, 2018

Some lawyers are kind, gentle, and giving folks.
Other attorneys are none of the above.

This guy is in the latter category.

9. Behind the Story - March 5, 2018

I was thinking as I read the joke that the lawyer was making it all up, and since the volunteer hadn’t done his research, he wouldn’t know it. But of course, that would leave us without a punch line. The beauty of a joke is how it surprises you at the end.

nrhatch - March 5, 2018

Yes. That’s why I love jokes with surprise punchlines. They wake me up. 😀

10. Tiny - March 7, 2018

The punch line was both hilarious and sad. Sad just because in some cases it might be true. But I’m definitely smiling 🙂

nrhatch - March 7, 2018

I felt the same ~ I knew I shouldn’t really be laughing, but the mirth just slipped out. 😀

11. Val Boyko - March 7, 2018

I LOVE lawyer jokes!
Some of my best friends are lawyers 😉

nrhatch - March 7, 2018

You and me both! Funny jokes about FUN people!

12. Debra - March 11, 2018

Perhaps a small heart, but at least honest??? LOL!

nrhatch - March 11, 2018

Honest to a fault! 😀

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