The Big Shot

Little Joe grew up in a small town, then moved away to attend college and law school. He decided to go back to his hometown be a big shot and impress everyone. So he returned and opened his new law-office.
The very first morning he opened his practice he saw a man coming to his office door. He decided to make an impression on this potential client. As the man entered, Joe picked up the phone. He motioned to the man to take a seat, all the while talking into the phone:
“No. Absolutely not! You tell those clowns in New York that I won’t settle this case for less than one million. Yes. That’s right. The Appeals Court has agreed to hear the case next week. I’ll be handling the primary argument myself, and the other members of my team will provide support. Okay. Tell the DA that I’ll meet with him next week to discuss the details.”
This sort of thing went on for almost five minutes. All the while the man sat patiently as Joe rattled off instructions into the phone. Finally, Joe put the phone down and turned to the man. “I’m sorry for the delay, but as you see, I’m very busy. What can I do for you?”
The man replied, “I’m from the phone-company. I came to hook up your phone.