The Queensland Country Lawyer…
Joe grew up in a small town in outback Queensland, then moved to Brisbane to attend law school. He decided to come back to the country town because he felt he could be a big shot at home. He really wanted to impress everyone, so he returned and opened his new law office.
The first day he saw a man coming up the side walk. He decided to make a big impression on this new client when he arrived. As the man came to the door, Joe picked up the phone. He motioned the man in, all the while talking on the phone.
“No. Absolutely not! You tell those clowns in Sydney that we won’t settle this case for less than one million… Yes, the Court of Appeal has agreed to hear that case next week. I’ll be handling the Primary arguments and the other members of my team will provide support! Okay, tell the Attorney General that I’ll meet with him next week to discuss the details…”
The ‘conversation’ went on for almost five minutes. All the while the man sat patiently as Joe rattled instructions.
Finally, Joe put down the phone and turned to the man, “I’m sorry for the delay but as you can see, I’m very busy. What can I do for you?”
The man replied, “I’m from Telstra, (Phone Company in Australia) and I came to hook up your phone!”