Smile of the Day

Life is getting much too serious, yes? Who doesn't need a daily smile?

Saturday, October 15

Centre of the universe

A Swiss, seeking directions in an unfamiliar canton, happens to pull up at the bus stop where only two Brits are waiting. (Or you can substitute Americans if you like, the joke works just as well.) "Entschuldigung, können Sie Deutsche sprechen?" he asks.

The two Brits just stare at him, uncomprehending.

So he tries again: "Excusez-moi, parlez vous français?" The two continue to stare, without response. "Parlare italiano?" No response. "Hablan ustedes español?" Still nothing. Extremely frustrated, he drives off.

The first Brit turns to the second: "Do you think maybe we should learn a foreign language?"

"Why? That chap knew four languages, and it didn't do him any good."


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