Consultation Fee

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A lawyer's dog, running about unleashed, beelines for a butcher shop and steals a roast. Butcher goes to lawyer's office and 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 answers, "Absolutely." "Then you owe me $8. 50. Your dog was loose and stole a roast from me today." The lawyer, without a word, writes the butcher a check for $8. 50. Several periods of time later the butcher opens the mail and finds an envelopes from the lawyer: $20 due for a consultation. 一位律师的狗挣脱了绳索,径直跑到肉店,叼起一大块烤肉就跑。肉店老板来到那位律师的办公室理论:“假如有一只没有被拴住的狗从我的肉店里偷了一大块烤肉的话,我有没有权利向狗的主人索要赔偿?”那个律师回答说:“一点不错。” “这么说你得赔给我8.5美圆。今天是你的狗跑了出来,偷了我的烤肉。” 那位律师二话没说, 开了一张8.5美圆的支票。 过了一段时间,肉店老板在查看邮箱时,看到了一封律师寄来的信,上面写着:请付20美圆的律师咨询费。

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