Monday, March 09, 2009

No Laughing Matter

Please Don’t Use The Punch Line, Officer

A Liverpool motorist was stopped by a police officer and questioned - for laughing behind the wheel of his car. The man was using a hands-free phone when he laughed at a joke told by his brother-in-law. The officer who stopped him said: "Laughing while driving a car can be an offence."

FOOTNOTE: Gold, frankincense and mirth.

10 comments:

Akelamalu said...

It is just becoming ridiculous here! :(

Nessa said...

There are many people who sadly wish to make laughing illegal.

Maggie May said...

It will soon be against the law to think certain thoughts....... and I shall probably be arrested any time now!

Charles Gramlich said...

I'm laughing, but strictly inside.

Pouty Lips said...

This puts a dent in my life's philosophy that "laughs are free." I have always said that it is the only thing not taxed or fined. There I go thinking again,.

Lanny said...

Wonder how much trouble a person would be with the coppers if they were laughing heartily without a hands free device and the radio off? What would happen to me if I busted out laughing even harder when pulled over for laughing?

Travis said...

Seriously? I wonder what the fine is?

Eddie Bluelights said...

What a joke!
Where is the world heading?

Shrinky said...

Oh for goodness sake, go catch a criminal, you silly man! Sheesh!

momcat said...

Yes but only if you're laughing so hard that your eyes are closed! Is sneezing an offence?