A Swiss guy, looking for directions, pulls up at a bus stop where two Americans are waiting. "Entschuldigung, kÃ¶nnen Sie Deutsch sprechen?" He asks. The two Americans just stare at him. "Excusez-moi, parlez-vous franÃ§ais?" The two continue to stare. "Parlate italiano?" No response. "Hablan Ustedes espagnol?" Still nothing. The Swiss guy drives off, extremely disgusted.
The first American turns to the second and says: "You know, maybe we should learn a foreign language..."
"Why?" says the other, "that guy knew four languages, and it didn't do him any good."