tiistai 4. maaliskuuta 2014
A Finnish man was leaving a convenience store in Rome with his espresso, when he noticed a most unusual Italian funeral procession approaching the nearby cemetery.
A black hearse was followed by a second black hearse about 50 feet behind the first one. Behind the second hearse was a solitary Italian man walking a dog on a leash.
Behind him, a short distance back, were about 200 Members of European Union Parliament from all different countries walking in a single file.
The Finnish man couldn't stand the curiosity.
He respectfully approached the Italian man walking the dog and said: "I am so sorry for your loss, and this may be a bad time to disturb you, but I've never seen an Italian funeral like this. Whose funeral is it?"
"The Prime Minister's."
"What happened to him?"
"He yelled at me and my dog attacked and killed him."
He inquired further, "But who is in the second hearse?"
"The Minister of Finance's. She came to help the PM and the dog turned on her and killed her also.
A very poignant and touching moment of Finnish and Italian brotherhood and silence passed between the two men...
The Finnish man then asked "Can I borrow the dog?"
The Italian man replied, "Get in line."