The Irish Furniture Dealer
Clueless in ParisMurphy, a furniture dealer from Dublin, decided to expand the line of
furniture in his store, so he decided to go to Paris to see what he could
After arriving in Paris , he visited with some manufacturers and selected a
line that he thought would sell well back home. To celebrate the new
acquisition, he decided to visit a small bAistro and have a glass of wine.
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
Before long, a very beautiful young Parisian girl came to his table; asked
him something in French (which Murphy 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 a napkin and drew a picture of a
wine glass and showed it to her. She nodded, so he ordered a glass of wine
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 closed and the band was packing up.
Back at their table, the young lady took a napkin and drew a picture of a
To this day, Murphy has no idea how she figured out he was in the furniture
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