A dog ran into a butcher shop

A dog ran into a butcher shop and grabbed a roast off the counter. Fortunately, the

butcher recognized the dog as belonging to a neighbor of his. The neighbor

happened to be a lawyer.

Incensed at the theft, the butcher called up his neighbor 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?” “$7.98.”

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.