The Australian Case of the Pregnant Lady and the Man on the Bus-Fiction!
Summary of 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
ACTUAL AUSTRALIAN COURT DOCKET 12659 CASE OF THE PREGNANT LADY A lady about
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 smile
turned into a grin, so she moved again. The man seemed more amused. When on
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 the
man (about 20 years old) what he had to say for himself. The man replied,
“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 swelling”, and
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 contain
myself. BUT, your Honor, when she moved the fourth time and sat under a
sign that said, “Goodyear Rubber could have prevented this Accident”.. I
just lost it.” “CASE DISMISSED!!”