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Article from BTNews 20 JULY 2009

HAPPY TALK: Tales of European railways

A young English woman, whose Services boyfriend was stationed in Germany, decided to visit him by train.

A ticket inspector arrived in the carriage, punched her ticket, and then chatted cordially for a bit, making gestures like a windmill. The young lady simply nodded from time to time to show him that she was interested.

Then he shrugged his shoulders and carried on to the next carriage.

When he had gone a gentlemen in the compartment leaned forward and asked if the young lady spoke German.

"No," she confessed.

"Ah, that explains it," he said.

"Explains what?" asked the young thing.

"Why you didn't bat an eyelid when he told you that you were on the wrong train."

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