Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Europe, heaven and hell

Some form or other of the following has been going around for years, but maybe some of you haven't heard it yet:

Heaven is where the police are British, the cooks are Italian, the mechanics are German, the lovers are French, and everything is organized by Swiss.

Hell is where the British are the cooks, the mechanics are French, the lovers are Swiss, the police are German, and everything is organized by Italians.

(The illustration by Gustave Dore' shows the original hell organized by Italians)