Gary grew up in Mitchell’s Plain, an average suburb of Cape Town, then moved away to attend college and law school.
He decided to come back to Mitchell’s Plain, because he could be a big man there.
He opened his new Law office.
The first day, he saw a man coming up the steps to his new office and decided to make a big impression on this new client when he arrived.
As the man came to the door Gary picked up the phone.
He motioned the man in, while talking.
“No. Absolutely not. You tell those clowns in New York that I won’t settle this case for less than one million. Yes. The Appeals Court has agreed to hear that case next week. I’ll be handling the primary argument and the other members of my team will provide support. Okay. Tell the State Prosecutor that I’ll meet with him next week to discuss the details.”
This sort of thing went on for almost five minutes.
All the while the man sat patiently as Gary rattled instructions.
Finally, Gary put down the phone and turned to the man.
“I’m sorry for the delay, but as you can see, I’m very busy. What can I do for you?”
The man replied,
“I’m from TelCom, I’ve come to connect your telephone line”.