Thursday, February 11, 2016

Willy and Lady Astor's Dog

                                                                         STFU Michelle
An American soldier, name of Willy, had just returned from several weeks of intense action on the German front lines. Granted R&R, he was on a very crowded train bound for London. The soldier walked the length of the train, looking for an empty seat, but the only unoccupied seat was directly adjacent 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?"

Willy walked away, determined 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 dog. Again he asked, "Please, lady. May I sit there? I'm very tired."  The English woman wrinkled her nose and snorted, "You Americans! Not only are you rude, you are also arrogant. Imagine!"

Willy, saying nothing, then 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.

 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."

Aside: I was in flight school with Bill Mauldin's son,  and got to speak with him when he visited Fort Wolters. A very gracious man, which was no surprise.


Anonymous said...

A very flawed story, unless we are to believe (and to be amused by) the notion that American G.I.s are dog-killers.

Ann Hedonia and Sam Paku

Rodger the Real King of France said...


Anonymous said...

Ron in Ohio Sez:

Thanks for re-hashing an oldie, I haven't heard that one in years. Funny though, this time after reading the punch-line my mind automatically replaced "little Fifi" with Carly Fiorina and the arrogant English woman with Shrill-Liar-Ly. Call it a joke update if ya' want but, it brought a second smile to my face.

Anonymous said...

Ann & Sam, take a chill pill. It's a freaking JOKE!


Anonymous said...

We know it's a freaking joke. We're still uncomfortable with laughing at a joke that turns on a little doggie being thrown out the window of a train by a character who's supposed to be heroic.

Ann Hedonia & Sam Paku

Anonymous said...

These guys sound like the weenies that won't kick the damn dog or cat out of their own chair when they are ready to sit down.


Anonymous said...

Political correctness writ large.


DougM said...

Hey, Rodge!
I strongly object to your demeaning stereotype of English gentlemen, not to mention your asserting that a woman could actually be a bitch.
I am aghast, sir! Aghast, I say.

Jokes are one way we teach the young the limits of acceptable behavior and the relationship between absurdity and reality … and to not take themselves too seriously. Also, it makes 'em laugh.

Anonymous said...

Aw hell, throw A & S out the window too.

pdwalker said...

Shut up Ann & Sam.

Laugh, or continue sucking lemons in life.

And stick your political correctness up your mutual orfices.

Anonymous said...

Have any of you given any thought to just WHY our names are ANN HEDONIA and SAM PAKU?

pdwalker said...
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pdwalker said...

It's funny, now that you mention it... no.

But feel free to explain it, if you think it adds to the punch line.

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