FileTitle: Prose1617.html
Category: Humor
Type: Prose
Description: Bus Ads, Pregnant Women (Variation)


                ONLY IN MERRYE OLDE ENGOLOND (actual trial)

        A young woman who was several months pregnant boarded a
bus.  When she noticed a young man smiling at her, she bagan
feeling humiliated on account of her condition.  She changed her
seat, and he seemed more amused.  She moved again, and then, on her
fourth move, he burst out laughing.

        She had him arrested, and when the case came before the
court, this was the man's reply when asked why he acted in such a
manner:

                When the lady boarded the bus, I couldn't help
        noticing she was pregnant.  She sat under an advertisement
        which read, "Coming Soon: The Gold Dust Twins"; then she
        moved under one that read "Sloan's Liniments Remove
        Swelling."  I was even more amused when she sat under a
        shaving advertisement which read, "William Stick Did the
        Trick."  Then I could not control myself any longer when on
        the fourth move she sat under an advertisement which read,
        "Dunlop Rubber would have prevented this accident."

        He was exonerated.