An Aggie in Paris

The Aggie business graduate had been out of school for several years. He had established a furniture store in College Station and was doing quite well. He decided to expand the lines he carried by adding some expensive French furniture he knew no one else in town carried. He scheduled a buying trip to France. The Aggie’s first day in Paris was very successful and he found a number of pieces he thought he could profitably sell back home.

After the arrangements were made to begin shipping this furniture to Texas, he decided to celebrate with a glass of wine in a small sidewalk cafe. The place was jammed, but he managed to find an empty table. Just about the time his wine arrived, a beautiful girl came by and motioned to the empty chair at his table with a questioning look on her face. He assumed she wanted to sit with him and nodded his head “yes”. The girl sat down with him.

The girl tried to talk to him, but, alas, he understood not one word of French. He tried to talk to her, but, alas, she understood not one word of English. He had an idea. He took a napkin and drew a wine glass and a question mark. nodded her head “yes”. They sat quietly enjoying their wine. When it was just about finished, the Aggie realized it was nearly time for dinner. He took another napkin and drew a picture of two people at a table eating dinner. She nodded her head “yes” and took him by the hand. She led him down the street to a very nice restaurant and they went in.

The girl spoke with the head waiter and they were seated in a quiet corner where they could hear the band playing and see the dance floor. The Aggie could not read the menu since it was in French, so he allowed the girl to order for him. The food was excellent and the couple thoroughly enjoyed it. After dinner, the Aggie took a napkin and drew a picture of a couple dancing. She nodded her head “yes” and they danced to every song the band played, whether fast or slow. When the band quit playing and began to pack away their instruments, the couple returned to their table. The girl took a napkin and reached for the Aggie’s pen. He handed it to her and she drew a picture of a four poster bed.

The Aggie is still wondering to this day how she knew he was in the furniture business!

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