My father was a lawyer; for a great many years I assumed I would become a lawyer; for whatever reason, when it came time to apply to law school, I had decided against being a lawyer.
Thus I became a writer instead of a lawyer. But even writers need lawyers sometimes. And when I had some questions about some potential copyright/trademark issues, I asked - you guessed it - a lawyer.
The information supplied by the lawyer, in response to my questions, made me decide against pursuing the trademark/copyright issues at this particular point in time. So imagine my surprise when I was billed nearly $300 by the lawyer for the act of answering my questions about a potential trademark job.
I had no idea that asking the questions needed to figure out if I needed a lawyer could cost so much.
Today, I find humor in Shakespeare. ;-)