Lying in bed the 72-year-old man was seriously ill. Knowing that death would come soon the man called his lawyer.
“I was thinking how you told me I could get a law degree if I had enough money to buy one. How much does it cost again?”
“It’s $65,000,” replied the lawyer. “But you are dying! Why would you want to have a law degree now?”
“That is none of your concern”, replied the dying man. “I want you to get me that law certification!”
Within the week, the sick man had received his law degree. Of course, his lawyer quickly came to his side, to make sure the bill would be paid in full.
Within moments the old man began having trouble breathing and was gasping for air. It was clear he would not live much longer.
The lawyer was going nuts not knowing why this man would want a law degree and pay so much for it when he knew the end was near.
“please, please can’t you tell me why you wanted this law degree so desperately before you died?”
Barely able to speak and on his last dying breath, the old man said,
“One less lawyer…”