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And here’s another timeless item from Paul Harvey’s For What It’s Worth:

Eddie Stephens, Palmetto, Georgia, writes our For What It’s Worth Department . . .

About a local fledgling lawyer who was sitting in his new office waiting for his first client.

When he heard the outer door open he quickly tried to sound very busy.

As the man entered the office, the young lawyer is on the telephone saying, quote:

“Bill, I’m flying to New York on the Mitchell Brothers thing; it looks like it’s going to be a biggie.  Also we’ll need to bring Carl in from Houston on the Cimarron case.  By the way, Al Cunningham and Pete Finch want to come in with me as partners.  Bill, you’ll have to excuse me, somebody just came in. . . .”

He hung up.

Turned to the man who had just entered.

The young lawyer said, “Now, how can I help you?”

The man said, “I’m here to hook up the phone.”

January 7, 1982