The following is an ad from a real-life newspaper which appeared four days in a row --
the last three hopelessly trying to correct the first day's mistake.
For sale: R.D. Jones has one sewing machine for sale. Phone 948-0707 after 7 P.M. and
ask for Mrs. Kelly who lives with him cheap.
We regret having erred in R.D. Jones' ad yesterday. It should have read, "One
sewing machine for sale cheap. Phone 948-0707 and ask for Mrs. Kelly, who lives with him
after 7 P.M."
R.D. Jones has informed us that he has received several annoying telephone calls
because of the error we made in the classified ad yesterday. The ad stands correct as
follows: "For sale. R.D. Jones has one sewing machine for sale. Cheap. Phone 948-0707
after 7 P.M. and ask for Mrs. Kelly who loves with him."
I, R.D. Jones, have no sewing machine for sale. I smashed it. Don't call 948-0707 as I
have had the phone disconnected. I have not been carrying on with Mrs. Kelly. Until
yesterday she was my housekeeper but she quit!