The German controllers at Frankfurt Airport were a serious bunch. They not only expected you to know your parking location but how to get there without any assistance from them. The following was an exchange between Frankfurt ground and a British Airways 747 (radio call Speedbird 206) after landing.
Speedbird 206: "Good morning Frankfurt, Speedbird 206 clear of the active."
Ground: "Guten morgan, taxi to your gate."
The British Airways 747 pulls onto the main taxiway and stops.
Ground: "Speedbird, do you not know where you are going?"
Speedbird 206: "Stand by, ground, I'm looking up the gate location now."
Ground (with typical German impatience): "Speedbird 206, have you never flown to Frankfurt before?"
Speedbird 206 (coolly): "Yes, in 1944. But I didn't stop".
On a recent trip to Washington, D.C., a family took a side trip to Arlington, Virginia.
While there, the patriotic father pointed out a well-known building to his son.
"Son, you see that triangular-shaped octagon over there? That's the Pentagon."
Zack met an old college friend who had never married and ask him about his bachelor status.
Zack: "Tom, haven't you ever met a girl you care for?"
Tom: "Oh yes, just last week I met a girl and fell in love at first sight."
Zack: "What happened? Why didn't you get married?"
Tom: "I took a second look."
Customer in a waterfront restaurant: “Waiter, these are very small oysters!”
Waiter: “Yes sir, they are very small.”
Customer: “Also, they do not appear to be very fresh!”
Waiter with a resourceful response: “Then it’s lucky they’re small, ain’t it sir?”