Monday, September 1, 2008

Your Reputation is Showing

Happy Labor Day

Be careful, you can be working away in the work place, and bam! Your reputation can show up at any moment. Here is a good example in the courtroom:

Lawyers should never have asked a Mississippi Christian grandma a question if they weren't prepared for the answer.

In a trial, a Southern small-town prosecuting attorney called his first witness, a grandmotherly, elderly woman to the stand.

He approached her and asked, "Mrs. Jones, do you know me?"

She responded, "Why, yes, I do know you, Mr. Williams. I've known you since you were a young boy, and frankly, you've been a big disappointment to me. You lie, you are an adulterer, and you manipulate people and talk about them behind their backs which is to say you bare false witness. You think you're a big shot when you haven't the brains to realize you never will amount to anything more than a two-bit paper pusher. Yes, I know you."

The lawyer was stunned! Not knowing what else to do, he pointed across the room and asked, "Mrs. Jones, do you know the defense attorney?"

She again replied, "Why, yes, I do. I've known Mr. Bradley since he was a youngster, too. He's lazy, bigoted, and he has a drinking problem. He can't build a normal relationship with anyone and his law practice is one of the worst in the entire state. Not to mention he commited adultery with three different women. One of them was your wife. Yes, I know him."

The defense attorney almost died.

The judge asked both counselors to approach the bench and, in a very quiet voice, said, "If either of you idiots asks her if she knows me, I'll send you both to the electric chair."

Thanks to this website for today's laugh:


lady jhunnelle said...

it's so funny (LOL) but it's a reminder for me to watch the way I live.

I am a living testimony of His grace and a walking epistle.


Annette said...

:) Made me smile.
Thanks for your encouragement at my blog. :)

Joyful said...

Somebody is always watching. Our reputation is being built on every day actions, reactions and responses. Wonder what this lady would have said about me had she been witness to my life.....

Much to consider,

© 2008 Kay Martin

Thrive In Christ

Who I Am In Christ by Neil Anderson

For several months we will center on this book to pursue Thriving in our Christian journey.

Neil challenges us with: "Do you know who you are in God's eyes? We are no longer products of our past. We are primarily products of Christ's work on the cross. Who we are determines what we do.

You are not who you are in Christ because of the things you have done, you are in Christ because of what He has done. He died and rose again so that you and I could live in the FREEDOM of His love."

That's just the introduction. More to follow.