Shopkeeper told to stop putting jokes on adverts - Telegraph Shopkeeper told to stop putting jokes on adverts A shopkeeper has been told he faces prosecution unless he stops putting jokes on leaflets advertising his store over Christmas. By Chris Irvine Last Updated: 7:56PM GMT 18 Dec 2008 Bob Singh, 36, has been adding jokes to his promotional leaflets for more than 10 years at his Landmark store in Port Talbot, south Wales. But police officers turned up at his general store to offer "appropriate advice" and warned he could face prosecution for breaching public order if he did not stop. Mr Singh has been left baffled by the police intervention as he claims the jokes contain no bad language and are not racist. He admits some were "a bit saucy". He said: "We've been doing this for years and I've never had a problem until now. "I get the jokes off the internet. They don't target any person or gender and there's no bad language. "I couldn't believe it when three police officers turned up and said someone had contacted them about the leaflet because they didn't like it." Mr Singh put a sign in the front window saying: "We would like to apologise to anyone who may have been offended by the contents of our Christmas leaflet. In future we will try to be more politically correct." He has also started a petition for customers to sign - to say they were not offended by his jokes. He said: "I am doing as much as I can to apologise to anyone who might have taken offence - but I don't know who they are. "But it's just mad. Someone has taken it a bit too far." South Wales Police sergeant Simon Merrick said: "The content of promotional material which has been distributed in the area has been brought to our attention as being potentially inflammatory and offensive. "The distributor has been appropriately advised and instructed to withdraw the leaflets from circulation." Some of Mr Singh's jokes include: :: What is the technical name for three days of horrendous weather followed by bright sunshine? A Welsh Bank Holiday! :: What do you call a sheep with no legs? A Cloud! :: What do you get when you cross an elephant with a rhino? El-if-i-no! :: What do you call a deer with no eyes? I have No-I-Dear.