The train was quite crowded,so a U. S. Marine walked the entirelength looking for a seat, but the onlyseat left was taken by a well dressed,middle-aged French woman’s poodle.
The war weary Marine asked,’Ma’am, may I have that seat?’
The French woman just sniffed and said to no one in particular ‘Americans are so rude. My little Fifi is using that seat.’
The Marine walked the entire trainagain, but the only seat left was underthat dog. ‘Please, ma’am. May I sitdown? I’m very tired.’
She snorted, ‘Not only are you Americans rude, you are also arrogant!’
This time the Marine didn’t say aword; he just picked up the little dog,tossed it out the train window, and satdown.
The woman shrieked, ‘Someone must defend my honour! This American should be put in his place!’
An English gentleman sitting nearbyspoke up: ‘Sir, you Americans oftenseem to have a penchant for doing thewrong thing. You hold the fork in thewrong hand. You drive your cars on thewrong side of the road.
"And now, sir, you seem to have thrown the wrong bitch out of the window!’