[Jokes] Typical Yank ! (fwd)

Chris McKenna cmckenna at sucs.org
Sun Apr 28 10:45:24 BST 2002

Chris 'Awkward' McKenna

cmckenna at sucs.swan.ac.uk
awkward at gmx.co.uk

The essential things in life are seen not with the eyes,
but with the heart

Antoine de Saint Exupery

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Date: Sun, 28 Apr 2002 10:32:22 +0100

An American soldier, serving in World War II, had just returned from several
weeks of intense action on the German front lines. He had finally been
granted R&R and was on a train bound for London. The train was very crowded,
so the soldier walked the length of the train, looking for an empty seat.
The only unoccupied seat was directly adjacent to a well-dressed middle-aged
lady and was being used by her little dog. The war weary soldier asked,
"Please, ma'am, may I sit in that seat?"
The English woman looked down her nose at the soldier, sniffed and said,
"You Americans. You are such a rude class of people. Can't you see my little
Fifi is using that seat?"
The soldier walked away, determined to find a place to rest, but after
another trip down to the end of the train, found himself again facing the
woman with the dog.
Again he asked, "Please, lady. May I sit there? I'm very tired."
The English woman wrinkled her nose and snorted, "You Americans! Not only
are you rude, you are also arrogant. Imagine!"
The soldier didn't say anything else; he leaned over, picked up the little
dog, tossed it out the window of the train and sat down in the empty seat.
The woman shrieked and railed, and demanded that someone defend her and
chastise the soldier.
An English gentleman sitting across the aisle spoke up, "You know, sir, you
Americans do seem to have a penchant for doing the wrong thing. You eat
holding the fork in the wrong hand. You drive your cars on the wrong side of
the road. And now, sir, you've thrown the wrong bitch out the window."

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