What to Wear with the IRS
A man who was called to testify at the IRS, asked his accountant for
advice on what to wear. "Wear your shabbiest clothing. Let him think you
are a pauper," the accountant replied.
Then he asked his lawyer the same question, but got the opposite
advice. "Do not let them intimidate you. Wear your most elegant suit and
Confused, the man went to his Rabbi, told him of the conflicting
advice, and requested some resolution of the dilemma.
"Let me tell you a story," replied the Rabbi. "A woman, about to be
married, asked her mother what to wear on her wedding night. 'Wear a
heavy, long, flannel nightgown that goes right up to your neck.' But
when she asked her best friend, she got conflicting advice. Wear your
most sexy negligee, with a v-neck right down to your navel."
The man protested: "What does all this have to do with my problem with
The Rabbi replied, "No matter what you wear, you are going to get