Letters, Apr. 13, 1942

Ubiquitous Slap


Your story of the slap-on-the-bus [TIME, March 23] interested me very much.

This incident, or one notably similar, actually took place last summer in Toronto. Two girls were talking in a bus and one remarked that she was making very good money in munitions and would like to see the war go on for a long time. A middle-aged woman across the aisle hauled off and socked her. The sockee demanded that the conductor stop the bus and get a policeman. When the policeman asked the other passengers what the disturbance...

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