THere was only one seat left on the whole train, which was occupied by a poodle sitting next to a well dressed, middle-aged, French woman.
The Marine, who was really tired, having just returned from a tour of duty, asked the woman politely, “Ma’am, please 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”.
in frustration, the Marine walked the entire train again, but once again ,the only seat left was under that dog.
He asked the woman again, politely, “Please, ma’am. May I sit down? I’m very tired…”
She snorted, “Not only are you Americans rude, you are also arrogant!”
This time the Marine didn’t say a word. He just opened the carriage window, picked up the little dog, tossed it out the window and sat down in it’s place.
The woman shrieked in horror, “Someone must defend my honour! This American should be put in his place!”
An English gentleman, who happened to be sitting nearby, then spoke up, “Sir, you Americans seem to have a penchant for doing the wrong thing. You hold the fork in the wrong hand. You drive your cars on the wrong side of the road. And now, sir, you seem to have thrown the wrong bitch out the window”.
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