A lawyers dog, running about unleashed, beelines for a butcher shop and steals a roast. The butcher goes to the lawyers 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 dogs 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 (attorneys dont carry cash).
Several days later, the butcher opens the mail and finds an envelope from the lawyer: It was a bill for $100 for a consultation!