|March 17th, 2004|
The Three-Kick Rule info
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 in this field, and now
I'm going to retrieve it."
The old farmer replied. "This is my property, and you are not coming over
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 local
The old farmer slowly climbed down from the tractor and walked up to the
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 his belly when the farmer's third kick to a
kidney nearly caused him to give up.
The lawyer summoned every bit of his will, managed to get to his feet and
said, "Okay, you old coot, now it's my turn."
The old farmer grinned and said, "Naww, I give up, you can have the duck."