We could all do more to be grateful to those who have made a difference in our lives. The last thing I do before going to bed is think of those near and dear to me, and how they’ve made me the person I am today. It helps me appreciate them more, and I am a happier person for it.
You don’t want to be ungrateful and rude, but sadly there’s a lot of that going around these days.
In this fictitious story, a WW2 soldier came upon just such a woman, but his payback was sweet – and hilarious!
An American soldier serving in World War II had just returned from several weeks of intense action on the German front lines.
He had finally been granted some R&R and was on a train bound for London.
The train was very crowded, so the soldier walked the length of the train, looking for an empty seat.
Finds a seat
The only unoccupied seat was directly next 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 English 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 Fifi is using that seat?”
The soldier walked away, determined to find a place to rest, but after another fruitless trip down to the end of the train, he once again found himself facing the woman with the dog.
Again he asked, “Please, lady. May I sit there? I’m very tired.”
The 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. Suddenly, 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 cars on the wrong side of the road.
And now, Sir, you’ve thrown the wrong bitch out the window.”
Now that’s what I call a comeback! Remember, it’s all in good fun – we shouldn’t take ourselves so seriously!
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