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A young clerk’s responsibilities included bringing the judge a hot cup of coffee at the start of every day. Each morning the judge was enraged that the coffee cup arrived two-thirds full. The clerk explained that he had to rush to get the coffee delivered while it was still hot, which caused him to spill much of it along the way.

None of the judge’s yelling and insults produced a full cup of coffee, until he finally threatened to cut the clerk’s pay by one-third if he continued to produce one-third less than the judge wanted.

The next morning he was greeted with a cup of coffee that was full to the brim, and the next morning and the morning after that.

The judge couldn’t resist gloating over his success and smugly complimented the clerk on his new technique.

“Oh, there’s not much to it,” admitted the clerk happily, “I take some coffee in my mouth right outside the coffee room, and spit it back in when I get outside your office.”


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Necessity hath no law. - Oliver Cromwell

Agree, for the law is costly. - William Camden

Judge me when you are perfect. - Unknown

A good lawyer is a bad neighbor. - French Proverb

Whenever law ends, tyranny begins. - John Locke

Position is nine-tenths of the law. - Archie Bunker

The good of the people is the chief law. - Cicero

Do you not know that I am above the law? - James II

Lawyers are guardians of the legal order. - Philip Wood

In law, nothing is certain but the expense. - Samuel Butler

Our ancestors ... were laborers, not lawyers. - Thomas Jefferson

A government of law is a government of lawyers. - Saying

Lawyers are the foot soldiers of our Constitution. - Rennard Strickland

The law must be stable, but it must not stand still. - Roscoe Pound

Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers. - Voltaire

Lawyers are in the business of advocacy, not judgment. - Allan C Hutchinson

Law of Inflation: Whatever goes up will go up some more. - Kin Hubbard

Life without books, chocolate and coffee is just useless. - Nadun Lokuliyanage

Coffee is a beverage that puts one to sleep when not drank. - Alphonse Allais

It is a secret worth knowing, that lawyers rarely go to law. - Moses Crowell

I can have peace of mind only when I forgive rather than judge. - Gerald Jampolsky

Death is not the end. There remains the litigation over the estate. - Ambrose Bierce

You can not stop the spread of an idea by passing a law against it. - Harry S Truman

Tragedy: a busload of lawyers going over a cliff with an empty seat. - Unknown

Books should be tried by a judge and jury as though they were crimes. - Samuel Butler

Layers are the only persons in whom ignorance of the law is not punished. - Jeremy Bentham

The only stable state is the one in which all men are equal before the law. - Aristotle

You cannot live without the lawyers, and certainly you cannot die without them. - Joseph H Choate

Time is money, especially when you're talking to a lawyer or an accountant. - Joe-kster

Lawyers are operators of toll bridges which anyone in search of justice must pass. - Jane Bryant Quinn

It is the trade of lawyers to question everything, yield nothing, and talk by the hour. - Thomas Jefferson

My husband and I had our best sex during our divorce. It was like cheating on our lawyers. - Priscilla Lopez

If this is coffee, please bring me some tea. But if this is tea, please bring me some coffee. - Abraham Lincoln

At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst. - Aristotle

You are the one who calls the law of attraction into action, and you do it through your thoughts. - Rhonda Byrne

I learned law so well, the day I graduated I used the college, won the case, and got my tuition back. - Fred Allen

Children begin by loving their parents; after a time they judge them; rarely, if ever, do they forgive them. - Oscar Wilde

The legal system is often a mystery, and we, its priests, preside over rituals baffling to everyday citizens. - Henry G. Miller

A lawyer's duty is to read the law well himself, then tell the people what it is, and let them act upon it. - Brigham Young

There are not enough jails, not enough policemen, not enough courts to enforce a law not supported by the people. - Hubert H Humphrey

The minute you read something that you can't understand, you can almost be sure that it was drawn up by a lawyer. - Will Rogers

No oppression is so heavy or lasting as that which is inflicted by the perversion and exorbitance of legal authority. - Joseph Addison

The courtrooms of America all too often have Piper Cub advocates trying to handle the controls of Boeing 747 litigation. - Warren E. Burger

How lawyers make work for one another! You're all priests, worshipping the same god. No wonder you adore one another. - Joyce Carol Oates

If we judge ourselves only by our aspirations and everyone else only their conduct we shall soon reach a very false conclusion. - Calvin Coolidge

Anyone who takes it on himself, on his own authority, to break a bad law, thereby authorizes everyone else to break the good ones. - Denis Diderot

A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people. - John F Kennedy

Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it was stupid. - Albert Einstein

Music is amoral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything. - Plato

The Post Office just recalled their newest stamps. They had a picture of lawyers on them, and people couldn't figure out which side to spit on. - Marvin Lebman


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