Lawyer and Heaven
The lawyer is standing at the gate to Heaven and St. Peter is
listing his sins:
1) Defending a large corporation in a pollution suit where he
knew they were guilty.
2) Defending an obviously guilty murderer because the fee
3) Overcharging fees to many clients.
4) Prosecuting an innocent woman because a scapegoat
was needed in a controversial case.
And the list goes on for quite awhile.
The lawyer objects and begins to argue his case. He admits
all these things, but argues, "Wait, I've done some charity in
my life also." St. Peter looks in his book and says,"Yes, I see.
Once you gave a dime to a panhandler and once you gave an
extra nickel to the shoeshine boy, correct?"
The lawyer gets a smug look on his face and replies, "Yes."
St. Peter turns to the angel next to him and says, "Give this
guy 15 cents and tell him to go to hell."