Sunday, January 15, 2012

Business Humour III

Boodro Goes to Europe

Boodro, a furniture dealer from downtown New Iberia,
decided to expand the line of furniture in his store,
so he decided to go to Europe to see what he could find.

He arrived in Berlin in early morning, but had an afternoon appointment
with the furniture maker, so he decided to visit a small bistro during his wait.
As he sat enjoying his wine, he noticed that the small place was quite crowded, and that the other chair at his table was the only vacant seat in the house.

Before long, a very beautiful young Berlin girl came to his table;  she
asked him something in German (which Boodro couldn't understand);
so he motioned to the vacant chair and  invited her to sit down.  He tried
to speak to her in English, but she did not speak his language.  After a
couple of minutes of trying to communicate with her, he took his napkin
and drew a picture of a wine glass and showed it to her.  She nodded,
so he ordered a glass of wine for her.

After sitting together at the table for a while, he took another napkin,
and drew a plate with food on it...and she nodded.  They left the bistro
and found a quiet cafe nearby that featured  a small group playing
romantic music.  They ordered lunch...after which he took another napkin
and drew a picture of a couple dancing.  She nodded and they got up to dance.

Boodro never had so much fun!

Back at the table the young lady took out a napkin and drew a picture
of a four-poster bed, which reminded Boodro of his appointment...
so he abruptly left.

To this day, Boodro still has no idea how she figured out
he was in the furniture business!

Merle Baird-Kerr ... written October 12, 2011

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  1. Merle,
    This is an enlightening short and very concise entry, as the first thing that popped into my head was "Innocence is Bliss".
    He was a man true to his calling...not waylaid by other clutter that may come his way.
    A Purist so to speak. Happy Sunday to you all !
    Sherrie xo

    1. "Innocence is Bliss" would be an ideal title for this experience he had. My next "Family Humour"
      will interest you also.