Generous Akpos

A local NGO office realized that the organization had never received a donation from the town's most successful lawyer, Akpos. The person in charge of contributions called him to persuade him to contribute.

"Our research shows that out of a yearly income of at least N15,000,000, you don't give a dime to charity. Wouldn't you like to give back to the community in some way?"

Akpos mulled this over for a moment and replied, "First, did your research also show that my mother is dying after a long illness, and has medical bills that are several times her annual income?"

Embarrassed, the NGO rep mumbled, "Um ... no."

Akpos interrupts, "or that my brother, a disabled veteran, is blind and confined to a wheelchair?"

The stricken NGO rep began to stammer out an apology, but was interrupted again.

"or that my sister's husband died in a traffic accident," Akpos' voice rising in indignation, "leaving her penniless with three children?!"

The humiliated NGO rep, completely beaten, said simply, "I had no idea..."

On a roll, Akpos cut him off once again, "So if I don't give any money to them, why should I give any to you?"
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