The great Bob McKenzie (the tax lawyer in Chicago, not the hockey guy, not the fictional Canadian on SCTV) told me these:
“The company accountant is shy and retiring. He’s shy a quarter of a million dollars. That’s why he’s retiring.”
• Milton Berle
Question: What does an accountant use for birth control?
Answer: His personality.
While much of my attention, when it comes to jokes about professions, is focused on lawyer jokes (e.g., What do you call a 52 seat bus with 50 lawyers on it which drives off a cliff? ….), I always ask other professionals what jokes there are about them (e.g., Two optometrists walk into a bar….)
So, it feels like a gift to be told a few accountant jokes.
And with many of us having an accountant as our new best friend in February or March, it could not have come at a better time. I think Bob was not unaware of this.