There was this American soldier who was looking for a place to sit on the train. The only seat available was directly adjacent to a well dressed middle-aged French woman, and her dog was using the chair. The weary soldier asked, “Ma’am, please move your dog so I can have that seat.”
The French woman looked down her nose at the American, sniffed and said, You Americans are so rude. Can’t you see my little FiFi is using that seat?”
The American walked away, determined to find somewhere to rest. Unfortunately, he couldn’t find any empty seats, and he found himself again facing the woman with the dog. Once again, he asked, “Please, lady. May I sit there?”. I’m exhausted.”
The French woman wrinkled her nose and snorted “You Americans! Not only are you rude, but you are also arrogant. Imagine!”
The American didn’t say another word. Instead, he leaned over, picked up the dog, tossed it out the window of the train and sat down in the empty seat.
The woman shrieked at the American and demanded that someone defend her honour and chastise the American.
An English man sitting across the aisle spoke up indignantly “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 autos on the wrong side of the road. And now, Sir, you’ve thrown the wrong b*t*h out the window.”