The Lawyer and the Butcher
A lawyer’s dog, runs around town unleashed, heads for a butcher shop and steals a roast. An angry butcher goes to the lawyer’s office and politely asks, “If a dog running unleashed steals a piece of meat from my store, do I have a right to demand payment for the meat from the dog’s owner?” The lawyer smiles and answers, “Absolutely.” “Then you owe me $8.50. Your dog was unleashed and stole a roast from me today.” The lawyer, without a word, writes the butcher a check for $8.50. The butcher, having a feeling of satisfaction, leaves. Three days later, the butcher finds a bill from the lawyer: $100 due for a consultation.