Americans Seem To Have A Penchant For Doing The Wrong Thing
An American private Williams,fighting in World War II, had just returned from several weeks of heavy action on the German front lines.
He had finally been granted railroad and was on a train bound for London.
The train was very crowded, so Williams walked the back side of the train, looking for an empty seat.
The only empty seat was directly adjacent to a well-dressed elderly woman and was being used by her little caniche.
The war weary private asked, “Excuse me, 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 coarse class of people.
Can’t you see my little Penny is using that seat?”
Williams walked away, decided 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 caniche.
Again he asked, “Please, lady.
May I sit there?
I really don’t feel good myself”
The English woman wrinkled her nose and snorted, “You Americans!
Not only are you coarse, you are also arrogant. Jesus Christ!”
The private 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 screamed and cursed, and demanded that someone defend her and punish the soldier.
An English gentleman sitting across the corridor spoke up,
“You know, sir, you Americans seem to have a penchant for doing the wrong thing.
You eat holding the fork in the wrong hand.
You drive your cars on the wrong side of the road.
And now, sir, you’ve thrown the wrong bitch out of the window.”