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Carburetor’s frozen

In  the  fun world of the administration of justice, not all the laughs are in the court-room. Indeed, giggles and guffaws can erupt at almost  any time or place.

For example:   On a bitterly cold  winter’s day several years ago in northern British  Columbia, a RCMP constable on patrol  came across a motorcyclist, who was swathed in protective clothing and  helmet, stalled by the roadside.  “What’s the matter?” asked  the policeman.

“Carburetor’s frozen,”  was the terse reply.   “Pee on it.That’ll thaw it out.” Can’t.”

“OK, Watch  me and I will show you.”

The constable lubricated  the carburetor, as promised. The bike started and the rider  drove off, waving. A few  days later, the detachment office received a note of thanks from the father of  the motorcyclist rider.

It began:  “On behalf  of my daughter, who recently was stranded   …..”

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