A fresh young lawyer took over the cases of his aging father, who was likewise a lawyer.
One of them is an inheritance case which has dragged on for fifteen years.
The young lawyer wanted to impress his father, so he finished the case in just under a year.
He relayed the news to his father. But instead of the expected tap on the back from his dad, he got a slap to the nape.
"Why did you do that for?" asked the perplexed youngster.
Still seething, the old lawyer answered, "You fool! I kept that case alive for you so that you can milk it like I did! And now it's gone! Didn't you know that that case put you through college and lawschool?!?"