A customer sent an order to a distributor for a large amount of goods totaling a great deal of money. The distributor, noticing that the previous bill hadn't been paid, instructed the collections manager to contact the customer.

The collections manager made the call and left a voice-mail for them saying, "We can't ship your new order until you pay for the previous order."

The next day the collections manager received a collect phone call from the customer who said: "Please cancel the order. We can't wait that long."

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A attorney's dog, running around town unleashed, heads for a butcher shop and steals a roast.

The butcher goes to the attorney'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 attorney answers, "Absolutely."

"Then you owe me R95-00. Your dog was loose and stole a roast from me today."

The attorney, without a word, writes the butcher a check for 95-00. The butcher, having a feeling of satisfaction, leaves.

Three days later, the butcher finds a bill from the attorney:

R285-00 due for a consultation.

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An old lady walks into an attorney's office, and asks him "Before I continue young man, how much will you charge me for answering three questions?"

"R300-00" he says.

"Oh my," she says "But isn't that very expensive?"

"Yes," he says "So...What is your third question?"