To Know or not to Know
( published 18th January 2002 )
www.alexandrino.com

Hi,

I have to admit the English sometimes piss me off with that sort of nonchalance or ignorance ( as in "ignoring something" ) concerning everything that is NOT English.

Example: Some time ago my classic Alfa broke down somewhere in London. It's an old, rusty, shaky 1969 Alfa Spider Roundtail, as seen in the 60s movie "The Graduate" with Dustin Hoffmann. I bought it very cheaply 4 years ago, because nobody in the UK wanted to buy a left hand drive car. I love that car, although it is only causing problems. So the AA ( Automobile Association, not Anonymous Alcoholics ) came to help me. The 40 year old guy fixed the problem in 10 minutes, and before leaving asked: "Oldie you' ve got here...What is it by the way????"

Come on!! Had it been an MG, or Triumph, this guy wouldn't have asked this question...On the other hand, I am the arrogant one, who thinks everybody should know everything that is not British....but come on, 40 year old mechanic????? I'm shocked!

Have a nice day

Alex

Girl: "Forgive me father for I have sinned."
Priest: "What have you done my child?"
Girl: "I called a man a son of a b!tch."
Priest: "Why did you call him a son of a b!tch?"
Girl: "Because he touched my hand."
Priest: "Like this?" (as he touches her hand)
Girl: "Yes father."
Priest: "That's no reason to call a man a son of a b!tch."
Girl: "Then he touched my breast."
Priest: "Like this?" (as he touched her breast)
Girl: "Yes father."
Priest: "That's no reason to call him a son of a b!tch."
Girl: "Then he took off my clothes, father."
Priest: "Like this?" (as he takes off her clothes)
Girl: "Yes father."
Priest: "That's no reason to call him a son of a b!tch."
Girl: "Then he stuck his you know what into my you know where."
Priest: "Like this?" (as he stuck his you know what into her you know where)
Girl: "YES FATHER, YES FATHER, YES FATHER!!!"
Priest: (after a few minutes): "That's no reason to call him a son of a b!tch."
Girl: "But father he had AIDS!"
Priest: "THAT SON OF A B!TCH!!!"