A young man, starting up his private consulting firm, was very anxious to impress potential clients.
When he saw the first visitor to his office come through the door, he immediately picked up the phone and spoke into it. “I’m sorry, but my workload is so tremendous that I’m not going to be able to look into your problem for at least a month. I’ll have to get back to you then.”
He then turned to the man who had just walked in and said, “Now then, what can I do for you?”
“Nothing,” he replied. “I’m here to hook up your phone.”