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Lawyer dies and goes to heaven…

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Can’t believe I forgot to post this – From WSJ Blog, Posted in Comments by Soul-Crushed Attorney

Someone told me a joke once, that really is a great parable for being a summer associate.

Lawyer dies and goes to heaven. St. Peter isn’t really sure what to do with the guy becuase they never get lawyers in heaven. So he makes a deal with him that they’ll let him spend a week in hell and then one in heaven and then decide where he’d like to spend eternity.

So, the lawyer goes to hell. Gets off the elevator and there are all his friends. They’re having a great time. The Devil is a nice guy, his minor minions are carting around drinks. They play poker, go out and golf, basically live high on the hog for a week.

Then he gets on the elevator and winds up in heaven. He spends a week there and it’s fine, but not real exciting – floating by on a cloud, playing a harp, etc.

So at the end of the week he comes to St. Peter and says “You know I never thought I’d say this, but Hell was just a lot more fun. I’d like to go to Hell.”

So he gets back on the elevator and the doors open in Hell and now there are lakes of fire, and his friends are covered in boils, and the Devil is a jerk, and the demons are sticking him with pitchforks. And he says “I don’t get it, when I visited before you were so nice and we had a great time. What happened?”

And the Devil replies “Ah then we were recruiting you. Now you work for us.”

I actually love lawyer jokes, so if you have any you’d like to share please send them along.

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