A Swiss man, looking for directions, pulls up at a bus stop where two Americans are waiting.
“Entschuldigung, sprechen Sie deutsch?” he asks. The two Americans just stare at him.
“Excusez-moi, parlez-vous Français?” he tries. The two continue to stare.
“Parlano l’italiano?” No response.
“Hablan ustedes Espanol?” Still nothing. The Swiss guy drives off, totally frustrated.
The first American turns to the second and says, “Y’know, maybe we should learn a foreign language.” “Why?” says the other, “That guy knew four languages, and it didn’t do him any good.”