All in a day’s work

A wholesaler in Chicago sent a letter to the postmaster of a small town in Mississippi. He asked for the name of an honest lawyer who would take a collection case against a local debtor who had refused to pay for a shipment of the wholesaler’s goods. He received the following reply:

Dear Sir:

I am the postmaster of this town. I am also an honest lawyer and ordinarily would be pleased to accept a case against a local debtor. In this case, however, I also happen to be the person you sold those defective goods to. I received your demand to pay and refused to honor it. I am also the banker you sent the draft to draw on the merchant, and I sent that back with a note stating that the merchant refused to pay. If I were not currently substituting for the pastor of our local church, I would tell you exactly what I thought of your claim.


Howard G. Hackett, Jr.

12 Responses to All in a day’s work

  1. That’s why I do not like small towns! lol

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  2. Now I understand a bit more about “small town America.”

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  3. Corrie.S.P. says:

    In a small town everybody knows everybody.

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  4. L.K. Latham says:

    Having family in small towns, I can relate. Too funny,

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  5. mitchteemley says:

    And he lived, I’m guessing, in the town of Hackett, Mississippi.

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  6. Cederq says:

    I wanna move there! Small town living for me. I hate medium or big towns.

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  7. Another one I simply have to steal!

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  8. Widdershins says:

    What a well-trained beastie. 😀

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