Date: Fri, 6 Oct 1995 12:10:46 +0100 From: Steven S Russell Subject: Another Restaurant Story A friend of mine went to a restaurant in Milwaukee and said, "I'd like a turkey sandwich". The waitress said, "Please?". Miffed at being corrected, he said, "OK, I'll have a turkey sandwich, PLEASE!" In this Germanic town, people sometimes use "please" as the Germans use "bitte" - as a way of saying "Please say that again, I didn't hear you the first time". Steve Russell I'm gonna get a drink from the bubbler. Wisconsin