The Butcher and the Lawyer
A lawyer's dog, running about unleashed, beelines for a butcher shop and steals a roast. The butcher goes to the 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 $12.50. Your dog was loose and stole a roast from me today." The lawyer, without a word, writes the butcher a check for $12.50. A few days later the butcher receives a letter from the lawyer: "$45 due for consultation".
A lawyer= a person who advises people about the law.
Unleashed= freely, with no rope or chain round its neck.
Beelines= goes directly, in a straight line.
Butcher shop= a shop that sells all kinds of meat
A roast= a big piece of beef.
Demand= ask for directly and strongly.
A right= something that the law allows us to do.
Absolutely= of course, without any doubt.
Owe= must pay.
Loose= running freely.
Due= money that he must pay now
A conultation= discussion especially with a lawyer, a doctor or an advisor.