Friday, October 06, 2006

But, Sir

A man came down to the front desk at the hotel to complain.

"I turned the handle marked 'C' and got scalding hot water," he said.

"But, monsieur," said the clerk, "this is Montreal! To us, 'C' means chaud. It is French for 'hot'."

"I know that," said the guest, "but the other handle was marked 'C', too."

"Ah. But, monsieur," said the clerk, "you see, in Montreal, we are bilingual."

[Not original to me, but I was reminded of it in the shower this morning.]

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