doctor_lawyerA doctor and a lawyer were standing together at a party.  As they were talking, a woman comes over and begins asking the doctor some questions about a pain in her leg.  Being a nice man, the doctor gives her some advice.  After she leaves, the doctor turns to the lawyer and asks, “I just gave her fifteen minutes of my time.  Can I bill her for the professional services I just rendered?”

“Certainly,” the lawyer replies.  “She asked you the same questions a patient would ask her doctor, and you gave her advice.”

The next morning the doctor writes out a bill for the woman.  At the same time, the lawyer writes a bill for the doctor, charging him for the legal counsel he gave him.

The lawyer taught the doctor something that day: Treat others as you yourself would like to be treated.

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