1096. Danger of explosion

Herb had been sent home from school for swearing at a teacher. They’d phoned his father, and his father had said “What the … Where did he learn that from?” Herb started walking home. Then he noticed something he’d never seen before. There was a sign as he walked past the gas works:

NO SMOKING. DANGER OF EXPLOSION.

Herb lit a cigarette and threw it over the fence. He carried on walking. That should teach the town a lesson.

Nothing happened.

Herb went back. That’s when it happened.

12 thoughts on “1096. Danger of explosion

  1. Sarah Angleton

    I like this story, but I was scrolling through your posts and read the woes of poor Clarence first. Then I read the title of this one. That was worth a pretty good chuckle.

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