Theft of a Roast
Published on Mon 18 October 1999
A dog ran into a butcher shop and grabbed a roast off the counter. Fortunately, the butcher recognized the dog as belonging to a neighbour of his. The neighbour happened to be a lawyer.
Incensed at the theft, the butcher called up his neighbour and said, "Hey, if your dog stole a roast from my butcher shop, would you be liable for the cost of the meat?"
The lawyer replied, "Of course, how much was the roast?"
A few days later the butcher received a check in the mail for $7.98. Attached to it was an invoice that read, "Legal Consultation Service: $150."