In a 2013 Gallup poll on the most trustworthy professions, nurses came in number one. Lawyers, as expected, finished towards the bottom of the list, along with used car salesmen, ad men and lobbyists. At the very least, lawyers did finish ahead of “Members of Congress!”
Leave it to old Willie, the Bard of Avon, to make one of the first lawyer jokes. As you may recall from your 10th grade English class, the line comes from Henry VI. The ironic part is that most people don’t know that infamous line is actually interpreted as a“backhanded praise” of lawyers!
Lawyers by nature are tough-skinned. We don’t let a few nasty jokes get to us. In fact, we are some of the best tellers of lawyer jokes.
Here’s my favorite:
A man in a trim three-piece suit, carrying a briefcase, walks into a bar…
Bartender: “What will you be having sir?’
Man: “ I’ll have a Dewar’s with a splash of water.”
As the bartender brings the man his drink, he can’t help notice the annoyed look on the man’s face.
Bartender: “Had a hard day, did you?”
Man: “Not particularly.”
Bartender: “ Ah, I’ve been tending bar for a long time, I know something’s bothering you.”
Man: “Yes. It’s that sign behind your counter.
There, hanging on the wall, was a sign that read: “All Lawyers Are Morons”
Man: “Can you please take down that sign?”
Bartender: “I can’t, sir. The owner won’t let me.”
Man: “Well, that sign offends me.”
Bartender: “I knew it… so you’re a lawyer”
Man: “No. I’m a moron!”
Got a favorite lawyer joke you’d like to share? Would love to hear it and I promise not to be offended.