The punishment should fit the crime.


An 80-year-old woman was arrested for shoplifting, and when she went before the judge he asked, "what did you steal, ma'am?"

"Judge, I stole a can of peaches," she replied.

The judge asked her why, and she replied that she was hungry. He then asked her how many peaches were in the can, and she replied that there were six.

"Then I will give you six days in jail," the judge said.

Before the judge could pronounce the punishment, the woman's husband rose and spoke up and asked the judge if he could say something. "What is it, sir?"

"I am her husband, and I've just heard the sentence of six days in jail for six peaches in the can."

"That's right, sir, what would you like to say?"

"Well, she also stole a can of peas, too, judge."