A young lawyer, in the process of opening a new private practice, was very anxious to impress potential clients.
Upon seeing a man enter the lobby of his office, he immediately picked up his phone and spoke into it, “Eight hundred thousand dollars? You’re kidding me. You’re going to have to do better than that. Our bottom line for settlement is a million. Don’t waste my time with anything less.”
Slamming down the phone, he then turned to the man who had just walked in, and said, “Now, what can I do for you?”
“Nothing,” replied the man. “I’m here to hook up your phone.”