37. Lawyer's Fee

A man came to a lawyer and said: “O lawyer, tell me what fee you want for helping me to get a divorce.”

The lawyer said: “One thousand dollars.”

“One thousand? I didn’t pay even one tenth of that amount to get married.”

The lawyer said: “Look, before you got married you didn’t even have one thorn inside your foot. Now I see that there are at least twenty thorns inside each foot. It takes me a long time to take out one thorn. To take twenty thorns out of each of your feet will be a tremendous task. So my fee is naturally higher than your marriage fee.”