Are the actions of the professionals ethical?

26 Feb

Gentlemen, I’m dying. – Lawyer Jokes

A priest, a lawyer, and an accountant were all at the bedside of a very ill man. The man said to them,

“Gentlemen, I’m dying. Before I go, however, I want to ask you one final favor: My family is rotten and I don’t want to give any of them an inheritance. I would like to be buried with the remainder of my money.” He then hands the priest, the lawyer, and the accountant three envelopes that contain $100,000 each.

“While my coffin is being lowered into the earth, please throw each of the envelopes in. Don’t tell anyone what’s inside the envelopes.”

So the three men leave. Sure enough, one week later, the man dies. During the funeral, the three men toss the envelopes into the grave whilst the coffin was being lowered. After the funeral, the three men go to a cafe to discuss the life of the old man. The priest says,

“I have a confession: I took $10,000 from my envelope. But I used it to fix up the children’s home. The old man was always very generous and loved the children. I’m sure he wouldn’t mind seeing where his money went.”

The lawyer pipes in,

“Well, I also have a confession: I took $30,000 as payment of a personal loan he borrowed from me years ago.”

The accountant, looking rather shocked, says,

“I cannot believe you two! I wrote a personal check that covered the whole thing!”

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