Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Comedy from grandma

My grandma sometimes sends my funny tidbits from pictures to jokes. Here's a nice little French joke she sent to Patty-Jo for your reading pleasure:

The train was very crowded, so the soldier walked its length, looking
for an empty seat. The only one unoccupied was 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 French 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
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 French 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,you
Americans do have a penchant for doing the wrong thing. You eat
holding the fork in the wrong hand. You drive your autos on the wrong
side of the road. And now, sir, you've thrown the wrong bitch out the

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