Who came first, the accountants or the tax inspectors ?

An accountant and a tax inspector were having a drink and a chat away from their respective offices.

They started discussing who was part of the more noble profession – accountants or tax inspectors. After a few drinks and various arguments they agreed the most noble profession was whichever had been around the longest.

The accountant, convinced he’d won, quoted the bible. He said:

“Even before God created Adam he created an orderly universe from chaos. An orderly universe implies the involvement of accountants to monitor and keep track of developments. By definition some of the angels must have been accountants. There were no taxes, so no tax inspectors around that early in human history.”

The tax inspector wasn’t beaten. He listened patiently and then simply said: “Who do you think created the chaos?”

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