The train was quite crowded, so the U. S. Marine walked the entire ! length looking for a seat, but the only seat left was taken by a
well-dressed, middle-aged, French woman's poodle. The war-weary Marine
asked, "Ma'am, 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." The Marine walked the entire train again, but the
only seat left was under that dog. "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 picked up the
little dog, tossed it out the train window, and sat down. The woman
shrieked, "Someone must defend my honor! Put this American in his
place!" An English gentelman sitting nearby spoke up, "Sir, you
Americans often seem to have a penchant for doing the wrong thing. You
hold 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 bitch out the window!"[:u]