RE: Holden, back to school!

From: Yocum Daniel GS 21 CES/CEOE <>
Date: Mon Feb 24 2003 - 17:05:57 EST

>I'm sorry Valérie, but the French are not very popular in the Squadron
>now. Just like we are not popular there. Has any French Salinger fans
>looked into Jerome's mysterious first wife over there?

Your story is very funny, and I guess it's the kind of story that works even
if you change the nationality of the different protagonists. We all have
jokes playing on what is supposed to be the defects of other People (yes,
you think the French are all unpolite, yes we think Americans are all
ignorant, and bla bla...). But sorry if I don't feel concerned by this joke,
because I'm just the kind of person who says 'sorry' if you walk accidently
on my foot (yes, I'm that stupid). You'll have to look for another reason to
throw me out the window.
Secondly, if you've been hurt by the joke about Middle-West, I'm sorry too,
because I was not the one who made it (sorry John, I'm sneaking on you). But
maybe it sounds differently when it comes from an American and when it's
repeated by a foreigner.
I hope the incident (if there is an incident) is repared.
Valérie Aron

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