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3 Kick Rule....

A lawyer went to duck hunting in rural Texas. He shot & dropped a bird, but it fell into a farmer's field on the other side of a fence. As the lawyer climbed over the fence, an elderly farmer drove up on his tractor & asked him what he was doing.

The litigator responded, "I shot a duck & it fell in this field, & now I'm going to retrieve it." The old farmer replied, "This is my property, & you are not coming over here."

The indignant lawyer said, "I am one of the best trial attorneys in the United States and, if you don't let me get that duck, I'll sue you & take everything you own.

The old farmer smiled & said," Apparently, you don't know how we settle disputes in Texas. We settle small disagreements like this with the "Three Kick Rule."

The lawyer asked, "What is the Three Kick Rule?"

The Farmer replied, "Well, because the dispute occurs on my land, first I kick you three times & then you kick me three times & so on back & forth until someone gives up."

The attorney quickly thought about the proposed contest & decided that he could easily take the old codger. He agreed to abide by the local custom.

The old farmer slowly climbed down from the tractor & walked up to the attorney. His first kick planted the toe of his heavy steel toed work boot onto the lawyer's legs & dropped him to his knees. His second kick to the midriff then made the lawyer loose his early morning breakfast.

The lawyer was on all fours when the farmer's third kick to his rear end sent him face-first into a fresh cow pie.

The lawyer summoned every bit of his will & managed to get to his feet. Wiping his face with the arm of his jacket, he said, "Okay, Now it's my turn."

The old farmer smiled & said, "Naaaaaah, I give up now. You can have the duck."

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