Smile of the Day

Life is getting much too serious, yes? Who doesn't need a daily smile?

Wednesday, June 11

For goods received

A lawyer's dog had escaped from the yard and headed straight for a butcher shop, where it stole a roast. The angry butcher chased it home, then tracked down its owner at his office. Storming in, he asked, "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?"

Without hesitation the lawyer answers, "Absolutely."

"Then you owe me $14.50. Your dog was loose and stole a roast from me today."

Without a word, the lawyer wrote the butcher a check for the full amount. Satisfied, the butcher left.

Three days later, a bill from the lawyer arrived in the mail:

Moneys owing: consultation, $200


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