A young lawyer, defending a businessman in a lawsuit, feared the worst. He asked a senior partner whether he ought to send the judge a box of cigars.
“The judge is an honorable man,” the horrified senior partner exclaimed. “If you do, I guarantee you’ll lose the case.”
The judge eventually ruled in favor of the young lawyer’s client.
“Aren’t you glad you didn’t send those cigars?” the senior partner asked.
“I did send them,” the young lawyer answered, “I just enclosed the opposition’s business card.”