Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Don't try this at home...

Scene at the German Consulate:

A big guy with a clear Russian/Slavic accent was arguing with the visa officer. She wanted two photographs: he only had one, and insisted that the German consulate web site mentioned only one (it says "two"). A few minutes into this argument, he reaches into his pocket and whips out a CD, and points to the picture on the front.

"That's me", he says. "I am an opera singer, and this is my CD. I was just in Carnegie Hall for a recital, and I am returning to Kiev. You can even read my biography on the liner notes. I'm singing Schubert in this CD. Schubert is German".

A few minutes later, he walks out with a satisfied look on his face.

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