The new mercedes
The Cassidy twins had bought a secondhand Mercedes car and were taking Joe
O'Driscoll for a spin. As they sped down O'Connell Street, Joe said from the back
'I say, boys, what's that thing sticking up on the bonnet of the car?'
Pat Cassidy, realising he meant the Mercedes logo, decided to have some sport.
'Oh that,' he said, 'that's a target isn't it, Finbar?' 'Oh yes,' said Finbar,
'and a great target it is too!' Target?' said O'Driscoll. Target for what?' 'Well,'
replied Finbar. 'It helps to line up policemen who are crossing the road on pedestrian
crossings!' 'Never!' spluttered O'Driscoll. True,' said Pat Cassidy. 'Just wait
a tick and I'll show you.' Just then a policeman started to cross the road and
Pat drove the car straight at him. At the very last second he flicked the wheel
over and swerved round the constable.
'See what I mean?' he grinned. 'Good, eh?' 'No good at all,' said O'Driscoll.
'Sure if I hadn't opened the back door we wouldn't have hit him at all!'