In a span of a few days, I saw the word raconteur. I don’t think I had seen it before. So, when I did not know what it meant, I was reading on my kindle and could highlight the word. I learned it meant storyteller. The next two times I realized that part of the story was being a raconteur. I always hear that a good lawyer is a good storyteller. So, for the blog today, how about a bit of being a raconteur. (Source)
Billy Graham was returning to Charlotte after a speaking engagement. When his plane
arrived, there was a limousine there to transport him to his home.
As he prepared to get into the limo, he stopped and spoke to the driver.
“You know” he said, “I am 87 years old and I have never driven a limousine. Would
you mind if I drove it for a while?”
The driver said, “No problem. Have at it.”
“Billy gets into the driver’s seat and they head off down the highway.
A short distance away sat a rookie State Trooper operating his first speed trap.
The long black limo went by him doing 70 in a 55 mph zone.
The trooper pulled out and easily caught the limo and got out of his patrol car to
begin the procedure.
The young trooper walked up to the driver’s door and when the glass was rolled down
he was surprised to see who was driving.
He immediately excused himself and went back to his car and called his supervisor.
He told the supervisor, “I know we are supposed to enforce the law but I also know
that important people are sometimes given certain courtesies.
I need to know what I should do because I have stopped a very important person.”
“The supervisor asked, “Is it the governor?”
The young trooper said, “No, he’s more important than that.”
The supervisor said, “Oh, so it’s the president.”
The young trooper said, “Not, he’s even more important than that.”
The supervisor finally asked, “Well then, who is it?”
The young trooper said, “I think it’s Jesus because he’s got Billy Graham
for a chauffeur !!!!!
And for our DID YOU KNOW: Years ago, clans and tribes that wanted to get rid of unwanted people without actually doing harm to them would burn their house down. Doing so would obviously cause them to move away. Hence the expression to get fired.
And for pic o’ day, this one makes me laugh every time.