How to call the police – True story (so I’m told)

Proving that there is more than one path to success:

George Phillips of Meridian, Mississippi was going up to bed when his wife told him that he’d left the light on in the garden shed, which she could see from the bedroom window…

George opened the back door to go turn off the light but saw that there were people in the shed stealing things.

He phoned the police, who asked “Is someone in your house?” and he said no.
Then they said that all patrols were busy, and that he should simply lock his door and an officer would be along when available. George said, “Okay,” hung up, counted to 30, and phoned the police again.

“Hello, I just called you a few seconds ago because there were people in my shed. Well, you don’t have to worry about them now cause I’ve just shot them all.” Then he hung up.

Within five minutes three police cars, an Armed Response unit, and an ambulance showed up at the Phillips residence. Of course, the police caught the burglars red-handed.

One of the Policemen said to George: “I thought you said that you’d shot them!”

George said, “I thought you said there was nobody available!”

Moral of the story: When operating your law practice, think “outside the box!” But, in all instances, remember why you’re there — to serve the needs and wants of customers! Yes, I said customers, not clients. The person in front of you is the same person, but your description of this person will impact how you think about him/her and how you treat him/her … and, ultimately, how much repeat business and referral business you get.


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