Claude Francois
( published 18th November 2002 )

Hi All,
This had to happen to me one day. Well it happened on Saturday.
My cousin from Montpellier was here, and I thought I would invite him for a nice Sushi downtown in Luxembourg City. I called the Restaurant "Barcafe", and said ( in French ):
"Hi, Alexandrino speaking, I'd like to book a table for 2 for 9pm."
"Ok, came the answer, that is done, what was the name again, Alexandri...?"
And there I couldn't resist anymore, I had been waiting for that one for so long. I spontaneously started singing over the line
"Alexandrie, Alexandra, ...Alexandrie ou l'amour danse au fond des draps...". This is one of the most famous French popsongs ever, from the late Claude Francois(*), the French writer of the famous song "My Way" ( Comme d'habitude )...
On the other end of the phone deep silence, then the guy: "Very funny, Sir, I'm sure you do this trick every day, have a nice day, byebye!" Hmmmm, had to wait for another hour, then call again and book under disguised voice with the name of Pinto!!!! Still, it was worth it, hehe...

Have a nice day

(*) Claude Francois is the mega hyper super star in France, although ( or maybe because ) he died in 1978 while changing a light bulb in the bathroom with his feet in his bath ( sounds like another Alex story ).
If you want to hear "Alexandrie, Alexandra", just drop me an e-mail, and I'll send you the MP3 file ( 2MB ).

An old cowboy went to a bar and ordered a drink. As he sat sipping his drink, a young lady sat down next to him. She turned to the cowboy and asked, "Are you a real cowboy?" He replied, "Well, I've spent my whole life on the ranch, herding horses,mending fences, branding cattle, so I guess I am." She said, "I'm a lesbian. I spend my whole day thinking about women. When I get up and eat breakfast, I think about women. When I shower, I think about women. When I'm watching TV, I think about women. When I go to bed, I think about women." As the two sat sipping their drinks in silence, a man came up to the bar and sat down on the other side of the old cowboy and asked, "Are you a real cowboy?" Then, the cowboy replied, "Well, I always thought I was, but I just found out I'm a lesbian."

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