A corporate executive received a monthly bill from the law firm that was handling a big case for his company.
The monthly bill included hourly billing for conferences, research, phone calls, fax, photocopying etc. It literally included everything that the law firm could bill for, except lunch breaks.
Unhappy as he was about everything that they were being billed for, the corporate executive knew that his company would have to pay for each of these services in order to get the case resolved.
Then, he happened to notice one item that was buried in the middle of the list:
“For crossing the street to talk to you, then discovering it wasn’t you at all: $125”.
Now that’s what I call creating accounting.
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