It’s a laff riot…

I’ve already scored v. well with this one. Biggest trick is to keep a straight face, of course.

Step one – steer the conversation towards the recent “civil unrest”/riots in the UK (not difficult).

Step two – mention that there are a lot of stiff sentences being handed down.

Step three – engage the person in conversation either about how “stringing them up is the only language they understand/bring back National Service” or “what do you expect if there are no jobs and benefits get cut” (either will suit your purpose)

Step four – mention an example of tough sentencing that you recently heard about. “This young lad, all he did was loot a calendar. He got twelve months!”

Step five – what the person say “serves him right” or “that’s outrageous”

Step six – wait for the penny to drop.


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2 Responses to It’s a laff riot…

  1. I’m not sure I follow you, I’m afraid.

    • dwighttowers says:

      He stole a calendar and “got” twelve months. It’s a play on the ambiguity – did he acquire them via the looting or the judge gave him…

      Maybe it loses something in the re-telling?

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