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A Legal Blunder

Published: June 29, 2009

A lawyer, a doctor, a little boy, and a priest were in a small plane when it developed engine trouble. The pilot grabbed a parachute and told the passengers they had better jump, too. But there were only three parachutes left.

The doctor said, “I save lives, so I must live,” and bailed out.

The lawyer said, “I’m a lawyer, and lawyers are the smartest people in the world. I deserve to live.” And he jumped.

The priest told the little boy, “My son, I’ve lived a long, full life. You take the last parachute.”

The boy gave the parachute back to the priest and said, “Not to worry, Father, the smartest man in the world just took off with my backpack.”

Submitted by Tom R. Kovach


  • Eileen W

    OH, gee, thanks !!! (from a California Lawer)

  • Jesuit

    Know a few politicians who should be getting a backpack instead of a parachute.