Incident at an Airport
Date: Wed, 17 Apr 96 15:33:15 -0700
From: Peter Langston <psl>
Subject: Incident at an Airport
Forwarded-by: "Jack D. Doyle" <doylej@PEAK.ORG>
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At the airport the other day, I overheard a ticket clerk talking to a
passenger who spoke very little English. The clerk was asking the standard
question (these days), "Sir, has any stranger given you something to carry
on the plane?"
The passenger was confused, evidently, by the word "stranger". He just
didn't know what she was talking about. Another clerk was brought over and
she spoke very distinctly (and loudly) and tried to pantomime the idea of
"stranger". Finally, after a couple of minutes of interesting amatuer
theater, the guy finally seemed to understand. A big smile came across his
face and he told them:
"Women, I am new to America! I have been here only a short time!
I do not yet KNOW any strangers!"
© 1996 Peter Langston