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Old 26-06-2012, 11:05 AM   #1
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Charity begins at home

The Salvation Army realised that it had never received a donation from

Glasgow's most successful lawyer. So a Salvation Army volunteer made an

appointment to see the lawyer in his lavish office.



The volunteer opened the meeting by saying, "Our research shows that even

though your annual income is over three million pounds, you don't give a

penny to charity. Wouldn't you like to give something back to your community

through the Salvation Army?"



The lawyer thought for a moment and said, "First, did your research also

show you that my mother is dying after a long, painful illness and has huge

care bills that are far beyond her ability to pay?"



Embarrassed, the Salvation Army volunteer mumbled, "Uh... No, I didn't know that."



"Secondly," says the lawyer, "did it show that my brother, a disabled

Afghanistan Veteran, is blind, confined to a wheelchair and is unable to

support his wife and six children?"



The stricken volunteer began to stammer an apology, but was cut off again.



"Thirdly, "the lawyer said, "did your research also show you that my

sister's husband died in a dreadful car accident, leaving her penniless with

a mortgage and the burden of supporting three children, one of whom is

disabled and another who has learning disabilities requiring an array of

private tutors and specialist nurses?"



Completely beaten, the humiliated Salvation Army volunteer said, "I'm so

sorry. I had no idea."



And then the lawyer said, "So Jimmy, if I don't give any f'king cash to

them, what makes you think I'd give any to you?"
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