A kleptomaniac had been caught shoplifting in a supermarket and had to appear in court, taking along her long-suffering husband for moral support.
The prosecution proved that the theft had taken place so the judge told her that, considering her record, he was forced to impose a jail term.. "This time you stole a can of tomatoes.? Let us suppose that there were six tomatoes in the can. Do you agree?" The woman agreed. "Then I sentence you to six nights in jail.
"The husband jumped to his feet, addressing the judge, "Your honor, may I approach the bench?"
"Well," said his honor, "this is somewhat unusual but I will make an exception in this case.? You may approach the bench."
The husband wasted no time getting there and, leaning forward, he said in a low voice, "She also stole a can of peas."