Friday, September 08, 2006

No goats

A Swiss man caught speeding on a Canadian highway has blamed his actions on the absence of goats on the roads.

The man was caught driving at 161 km/h (100mph) in a 100 km/h (60mph) zone.

A traffic officer's notes said the Swiss driver had said he was taking advantage "of the ability to go faster without risking hitting a goat".

Canadian police spokesman Joel Doiron said he had never found a goat on the highways of eastern Ontario in his 20 years of service.

"Nobody's ever used the lack of goats here as an excuse for speeding," Mr Doiron told the AFP news agency.

Brilliant! From now on, whenever I am rumbled in some act of mischief or negligence, I shall simply blame it on the ‘lack of goats’.


Susan's Husband said...

I wonder how well that would work on the wife...

Brit said...

It will work in my house.

She is reduced to helpless laughter just by the sight of a goat.

Don't ask me why.

Hey Skipper said...

Wow. Goats. If you had posted this in time, I would have avoided my journey to Peter's World.

annalouise said...

I've used the 'no goat' excuse 3 times already this week.
Worked a treat.
Thanks Mr Swiss Man.

annalouise said...

·This is a poem about goats
·Is the animal we likes the mosts
·Pops up only when necessary
·And is usually not very scary
·An excuse for all mischief, one gloats
(dem goats)

Brit said...

...dem goats, dem dry goats.