Doc’s Joke of the Week


The best lawyer story of all time.

The United Way realized that it had never received a donation from the  city’s most successful lawyer. So a United Way volunteer paid the lawyer a visit in his lavish office.

The volunteer opened the meeting by saying, “Our research shows that even though your annual income is over two million dollars, you don’t give a penny to charity. Wouldn’t you like to give something back to your community through the United Way?”

The lawyer thought for a minute and said, “First, did your research also show you that my mother is dying after a long, painful illness and she has huge medical bills that are far beyond her ability to pay?”

Embarrassed, the United Way rep mumbled, “Uh . . . no, I didn’t know that.”

“Second,” said the lawyer, “did it show that my brother, a disabled veteran, is blind and confined to a wheelchair and is unable to support his wife and six children?”

The stricken United Way rep began to stammer an apology, but was cut off again.

“Third, did your research also show you that my sister’s husband died in a dreadful car accident, leaving her penniless with a mortgage and three children, one of whom is disabled and another who has learning disabilities requiring an array of private tutors?”

The humiliated United Way rep, completely beaten, said, “I’m so sorry, I had no idea.”

And the lawyer finished, “So… if I didn’t give any money to them, what makes you think I’d give any to you?”






日時:9月6日(木)18:00から 飲み物、おつまみ付き
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チーズやハム等はグラム買いすることが出来ますが、”5 slices please” (5枚切ってください)と少量だけ買っている人も多く、手軽に色々な種類のチーズやハムを楽しむことが出来ます。

Victors Gourmet Deli
229 Sheridan St, Cairns North

A kaleidoscope in a garden


Do you know how to grow a pineapple? It is SO EASY (in Cairns).

Buy a pineapple in a market, cut the top part of the fruit fresh with leaves and plant it in the ground. You can enjoy eating the rest of the fruit, of course.

You will see the beautiful flower like a kaleidoscope and have a fresh and tasty pineapple in several months in your own garden.