An old man was critically ill and feeling that his death was near, he called his lawyer.
“I want to become a lawyer”, the old man asked. “How much does it cost for that express degree you told me about?”
“It costs $50,000”, the lawyer told him, then asked, “But why would you want to do that? You will be dead soon, why do you want to become a lawyer?”
“That’s my business!” the old man said, “just get me the course!”
Well, amazingly enough, just four days later, the old man got his law degree.
His lawyer was there at his bedside, making sure his bill would be paid.
Suddenly, the old man was racked with fits of coughing and it was clear that this would be the end.
Still curious, the lawyer leaned over the old man and said, “Please, before it’s too late, tell me why you wanted to get a law degree so badly before you died?”
In a faint whisper, as he breathed his last, the old man said, “One less lawyer…”
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