The 1000-Mile Courtroom

     Posted By: Paul - Tue Jan 25, 2022
     Category: Eccentrics | Law | Money | Outrageous Excess | Police and Other Law Enforcement | 1950s | Cars

What's the purpose of the final sentence - "Mr. Marshall is currently unemployed."? It struck me as rather "weird". :roll:
Posted by Mike H on 01/25/22 at 12:53 PM
I guess it's to foil the plans of the movie directors to transform this story into a cinematic masterpiece. They have the punchline already!
Posted by Yudith on 01/26/22 at 08:17 PM
I'm guessing the writer at the newspaper hates his job. If he can find anyone somehow related to a story who isn't currently working, he ends the write-up with "__________ is currently unemployed"...(so I'm better than him, anyway).
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 01/27/22 at 09:50 AM
It reflects the time it occurred. The expectation is that her husband provides their income and she stays at home.
Posted by ges on 01/27/22 at 09:35 PM
It makes me wonder if her going to any length to seek justice was why her husband was unemployed. Did he claim to be working late one night, but the extra pay didn't show up on his check, so she stormed the boss's office? Did someone with less seniority get promoted over him? Was he required to work on their anniversary? Inquiring minds want to know!

I find it odd that she had her own car in 1954. We always had a good car, dad's work car, and a pickup, but they were all in dad's name until 1963.
Posted by Phideaux on 01/27/22 at 11:16 PM
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