Wednesday, January 21, 2015
IT'S A COVER UP by Caryn Ruby
Dear Stupid Ass Questions, Why do they call them "man-hole covers", when really they're covers for holes in the street?
Caryn: True story. My grandfather, Norman Ruby, was walking on Maxwell Street in Chicago courting my grandmother when all of a sudden, he disappeared. Turns out, he had fallen into a hole in the street and my grandmother helped pull him out. Later, Norman went to court and demanded they cover those man-holes! He explained women would never be so stupid as to fall into a hole in the ground. The judge agreed and the rest is history.