View Full Version : A soldier's story....

19th February 2002, 05:43 PM
The Soldier
>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
>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 autos on the wrong side of the road. And now, sir,
>you've thrown the wrong bitch out the window."

19th February 2002, 10:17 PM

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