A fellow had hit his lawyer, and the judge asked him to explain.
“Your honor,” replied the defendant, “that man represented me in a divorce suit. One morning he said that my property-settlement hearing was about to be held. The judge would decide that day what I would get and what Rose would get. My lawyer told me I didn’t have to be present and not to worry.”
“I don’t see why you’d punch a man for that,” interrupted the judge.
“Wait, there’s more. When I asked my attorney later about the settlement, he told me to look on the bright side. I asked why. Then he said, ‘Because everything’s coming up Rose’s.’ That’s when I hit him.”
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