Truth in Advertising?
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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Wed, 18 Sep 96 15:29:05 -0700
Subject: Truth in Advertising?
Forwarded-by: firstname.lastname@example.org (Ben Herman)
Forwarded-by: Jeff Jorgensen
Forwarded-by: Pat McIntyre
ONLY IN MERRY OLDE ENGLAND (actual trial) [Yeah, Right!]
A young woman who was several months pregnant boarded a bus. When she
noticed a young man smiling at her she began 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 advertisment which read "Coming Soon The Gold Dust Twins"; then she moved
under one that read "Sloans Liniments remove Swelling". I was even more
amused when she sat under a shaving advertisment which read "William Stick
Did The Trick". Then I could not control myself any longer when on the
fourth move she sat under an advertisment which read "Dunlop Rubber would
have prevented this accident".
He won the case.
© 1996 Peter Langston