This made me laugh!
A big-city, Los Angeles lawyer went goose hunting in rural South
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, and Terry Etzkorn drove up on his
tractor and asked him what he was doing.
The litigator responded, "I shot a goose and it fell in this field, and
I'm going into retrieve it."
Terry replied. "This is my property, and you are not coming over
The indignant lawyer said, "I am one of the best trial attorneys in
California and, if you don't let me get that goose, I'll sue you and
everything you own."
Terry smiled and said, "Apparently, you don't know how we do
things in South Dakota. We settle small disagreements like this with the
The lawyer asked,"What is the South Dakota Three-Kick Rule?"
Terry 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
Terry 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
lawyer's groin and dropped him to his knees. His second kick nearly
the man's nose off his face.
The barrister was flat on his belly when Terry'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
d, "Okay, you old coot now it's my turn." (I love
Terry smiled and said, "Naw, I give up. You can have the goose."
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