One day this Swedish guy walks into a dingy little storefront travel agency, holds up a page out of a newspaper, and says:
“You say in this ad that you have a wonderful luxury cruise for only $69.95
I want to go on this wonderful luxury cruise.”
The guy behind the counter says: “Sure
Do you have the $69.95 in cash?”
“I sure do,” says the Swede, plunking the money on the counter.
At that point, two big thugs leap out of a closet,
whack the Swede on the head, drag his unconscious body out the back door,
stuff him in a barrel, and drop the barrel into a river that flows past.
A few moments later, a Norwegian guy walks into the same dingy storefront travel agency,
holds up the newspaper and says:
“I vant to go on this $69.95 wonderful luxury cruise.”
The guy behind the counter says: “Sure, you got the fare in cash?”
“You betcha,” says the Norwegian slapping the money on the counter.
Again, the two big thugs leap out, pound him on the head,
drag his limp form out the back door, shove him into a barrel and drop it in the river.
After a while, the Swede and the Norwegian regain consciousness,
and they find that their barrels are bobbing along together.
The Norwegian says: “Good afternoon.
Tell me, do you happen know if they serve dinner on this cruise?”
The Swede shakes his head and.
“No, I don’t think so.
They didn’t last year.