An independent woman started her own business. She was shrewd and diligent, so
business kept coming in. Pretty soon she realized she needed an in-house
counsel, and so she began interviewing young lawyers.

"As I'm sure you
can understand," she started off with one of the first applicants, "in a
business like this, our personal integrity must be beyond question." She leaned
forward. "Mr. Peterson, are you an 'honest' lawyer?"

"Honest?" replied
the job prospect. "Let me tell you something about honest. Why, I'm so honest
that my dad lent me fifteen thousand dollars for my education and I paid back
every penny the minute I tried my very first case."

"Impressive. And what
sort of case was that?"

He squirmed in his seat and admitted, "My dad
sued me for the money."