Overheard conversation between enforcer Manning and transgressors (aka Jenks and Skinner).
Manning (wit’s end voice): “Jenkins, I want you to pretend that you are the comet Hale Bopp.”
Skinner: “I know what that is, it’s like a sort of oysteroid, innit?”
Silence, followed by squelchy noise of Mr Manning stuffing fist into mouth to stifle sob.
Jenks (sniggering)”I know why, sir. It’s because I’m really quick and bright, right?”
Manning: “Wrong, Jenkins and spectacularly so. It is because it is something normally seen with fabulous rarity and from a great distance.”
Skinner. “Does that mean we can go now, sir?”