A TRUE STORY
police were notified to strictly enforce the ordinance in regard to
stopping autos with the right side of the car even with and close to the
Ignorant of the new ordinance, I stopped my Ford
on the wrong side of the street with the car at an angle with the curb.
A man came along with a large car and followed in
behind me. A big fat policeman rushed up and made the man turn the
auto around and place it in the correct position, then he explained the
law to the stranger. The man was very angry and, pointing to my
Ford, said, "There's an auto that's in wrong, too; why don't you make
the driver move it?"
I had stood near enough to hear the conversation
and I supposed the officer did not care to humiliate me -- a woman and an
old friend. The policeman looked up at the stranger and said,
"That's a Ford, not an auto."
I suppose if it had been an auto I would have
"What's the idea of all those broken alarm clocks back there in the
Johnnie: "Oh, father has a Ford and in
case anything breaks on the engine he'll have the parts handy."