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Did You See It Coming?

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>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 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 my
>Little Fife 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, 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

[ March 26, 2003, 03:38 AM: Message edited by: feal ]
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...... Tommy this and Tommy that and Tommy step aside.

But it's special seat for Mr. Atkins, when the troopers on the tide. ....

R. K.

Hell, when you get it from "your own" why should anyone else be expected to do otherwise? things haven't changed since Kipplings day.

..... But Tommy's always watching. Tommy e's no fool! ....

[ March 26, 2003, 05:35 AM: Message edited by: yuki ]
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Does the old saying:

If you can't stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen!

have any relavance here? :
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