There was an incident this morning when five Germans in an Audi Quattro arrived at the Italian border.
The Italian customs officer stopped them and told them: “Itsa illegala to putta 5 people in a Quattro!”
“Vot do you mean, it’s illegal?” the German driver asked.
“Quattro means four!” replied the Italian official.
“Quattro iz just ze name of ze fokken automobile” the Germans retorted in disbelief. “Look at ze dam paperz: Ze car is dezigned to carry 5 people!”
“You canta pulla thata one on me!” replied the Italian customs officer. “Quattro meansa four. You havea five-a people ina your car and you are therefore breaking the law!”
The German replied angrily “You ideeiot! Call ze zupervizor over! … Schnell! I vont to spik to zumvun viz more intelligence!”
“Sorry”, responded the Italian customs officer, “He canta comea … He’sa buzy witha two guys in a Fiat Uno”.
Image used under a Collective Commons License from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:EU_Swiss_border_post.jpg
Whadda you mean it’s an old joke? Of course it’s an old joke! It’s been years since you had to stop at any of the borders in Europe, but sometimes the old jokes are the best, don’t you agree? That’s why we dug up this treasure from the past and at least in our eyes, it’s still funny.
Of course, if you travel from Switzerland into Italy, you are crossing from a non EU country into one, so there is still a border.