Day Brightener – Sven From Minnesota In Paris


Sven, a small town Minnesota furniture retailer, decided to expand his line of furniture in his store, so he traveled to Paris to check wholesale furniture.  He visited manufacturers; made his selections of what he knew would sell back home. With time on his hands he relaxed at a small bistro with a glass of red wine.

Enjoying the Paris ambiance and people-watching he realized his table for two had the only empty chair in the entire bistro. Sure enough a beautiful solo Parisian woman came to his table and asked him something in French, a language he was totally inept with, so he motioned to the vacant chair and invited her to join him. 
He tried to speak to her in English, but that was useless, as she spoke no English. After a couple of minutes of trying to communicate with her, he took a 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 picture of a plate with food on it, and she nodded. They left   the bistro and found a quiet cafe that featured a small group playing romantic music.

They ordered dinner, after which he took another napkin and drew a picture of a couple dancing. She nodded, and they got up to dance.  They danced until the cafe was about to close and the band was packing up.  Back at their table, the young lady took a napkin and drew a picture of a four-poster bed.  To this day, Sven has no idea how she figured out he was in the furniture business.

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