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And here’s another timeless item from Paul Harvey’s For What It’s Worth:

Our For What It’s Worth Department has learned that Mrs. Gladys Gibbons is suing the man who was teaching her to drive a car. 

Mrs. Gladys Gibbons of London is suing her driving instructor.

She tells High Court that it was all his fault.

That during her nineteenth driving lesson . . .

Let me quote her precisely from the transcript of yesterday’s court proceedings.

Mrs. Gladys Gibbons, 55, says, quote:

“If he”–meaning Howard Priestly, the driving instructor–

“If he had just reached over and hit the brake or switched off the ignition–I might never have hit that tree.  But no–all he did was to brace himself, close his eyes, and shout:  ‘Now you’ve bloody done it!'”

End quote.

She charges “negligence”, wants him to pay the damages.

February 28, 1978