Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: in the duck blind...
Texas Three Kick Rule
A big-city California lawyer went duck hunting in rural Texas. He shot
and 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 and asked him what he was doing. The litigator
responded, "I shot a duck and it fell into this field, and now I'm
going to retrieve it."
The old farmer replied, "This is my property, and you are not coming
The indignant lawyer said, "I am one of the best trial attorneys in the
U.S. And, if you don't let me get that duck, I'll sue you and take
everything you own."
The old farmer smiled and said, "Apparently, you don't know how we do
things in Texas. We settle small disagreements like this with the Texas
The lawyer asked, What is the Texas Three-Kick-Rule?."
The farmer replied, "Well, first I kick you three times and then you
kick me three times, and so on, back and forth, until someone gives up."
The attorney quickly thought about the proposed contest and 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 and
walked up to the city feller. His first kick planted the toe of his
heavy work boot into the lawyer's groin and dropped him to his knees.
His second kick nearly wiped the man's nose off his face. The barrister
was flat on this belly when the farmer's third kick to a kidney nearly
caused him to give up.
The lawyer summoned every bit of his will and managed to get to his
feet and said, "OK, you old coot! Now, it's my turn." The old farmer
smiled and said, "No I give up, you can have the duck.