The French Suck

John B Hammes Sr economic56 at EARTHLINK.NET
Wed Sep 14 14:44:15 MDT 2005

I love it!  Great!  Oh God, I HOPE that's a true story.

John Hammes

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Carl Spitzer" <cwsiv_2nd at>
Sent: Tuesday, September 13, 2005 10:42 PM
Subject: The French Suck

> -------- Forwarded Message --------
> From: Matthew J. Poeske <mpoeske01 at>
> A group of American, retired teachers, recently went to France on a tour.
Robert Whiting, an elderly gentleman of 83, was among them.
> At French Customs, it took him a few minutes to locate his passport in his
carry on. Because of this, the customs officer asked sarcastically,
> "You have been to France before, monsieur?"
> Mr. Whiting admitted that he had been to France previously.
> "Then you should know enough to have your passport ready."
> The American said, "The last time I was here, I didn't have to show it."
> "Impossible. Americans always have to show passports on arrival in
> The American senior gave the Frenchman a long hard look. Then he quietly
explained . . .
> "Well, when I came ashore at Omaha Beach on D-Day in '44 to help liberate
this country, I couldn't find any Frenchmen to show it to."

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