The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #171977   Message #4168513
Posted By: Dave the Gnome
26-Mar-23 - 01:11 PM
Thread Name: BS: Joke thread for 2023
Subject: RE: BS: Joke thread for 2023
True story. I was in a bar in Stuttgart when a lady started to vacuum the floor. When she saw me she looked mortified, turned off the vacuum cleaner and said something I didn't understand in German. I explained I wax English and she apologised, in very good English, for disturbing me. I laughed it off and said it was no problem as I had been married for 30 years and was used to it.

Well, she cracked off laughing like I thought she would fall over. Not only that she brought a man over, presumably her partner, and, on telling him, he roared with laughter too. I was only in for a quick drink while I wandered round so when I had finished I went to pay but she would not let me. When I left she was still giggling. I don't know if the joke was on me but I was more than happy to brighten someone's day :-)

The other thing that tickled me in Stuttgart was that in the town centre there was a paved display showing a list of towns with names beginning "ST'. The English ones were Stockport and St. Helens. I suspect the designer did not know that St. is the abbreviation for Saint! Funnily enough I know someone who always refers to Stockport as Saint Ockport:-D