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The Australian Case
of the Pregnant Lady and the Man on the Bus-Fiction!
Summary of the eRumor A humorous story of a
pregnant woman in Australia who had a man arrested for annoying her
while riding on a bus.
She kept changing seats to get away from him and he kept smiling and
then laughing at her.
In court, the man explained that she had sat in a series of seats
that were under advertising signs that were hilarious considering
her condition of being 8 months pregnant.
This is a case of someone forwarding
a joke as though it was a real occurrence.
No such court case has been found.
Last updated 8/8/05
A real example of the eRumor as it has
appeared on the Internet:
ACTUAL AUSTRALIAN COURT DOCKET 12659 CASE OF THE PREGNANT LADY A lady
8 months pregnant got on a bus. She noticed the man opposite her was
smiling at her. She immediately moved to another seat. This time the
turned into a grin, so she moved again. The man seemed more amused. When
the fourth move, the man burst out laughing,she complained to the driver
and he had the man arrested. The case came up in court. The judge asked
man (about 20 years old) what he had to say for himself. The man
"Well your Honor, it was like this: When the lady got on the bus, I
couldn't help but notice her condition. She sat under a sweets sign that
said, "The Double Mint Twins are Coming" and I grinned. Then
she moved and
sat under a sign that said,"Logan's Liniment will reduce the
I had to smile. Then she placed herself under a deodorant sign that
said,"William's Big Stick Did the Trick", and I could hardly
myself. BUT, your Honor, when she moved the fourth time and sat under a
sign that said, "Goodyear Rubber could have prevented this
just lost it." "CASE DISMISSED!!"
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