The other day, I was queuing at a sport store cashier, when a quite elegant, obnoxious looking 50-something year-old man pointed out the logo displayed on my jacket.
– They do not carry this brand here.
– No, it’ a Swiss brand.
– Yes, yes, I know, and I know the country really well. I have been to Switzerland many times. And do you know the reason for this logo?
He got me interested there, and I was pretty sure I would learn something I could later brag about at various boring family dinners or in the dentist’s waiting room.
I admitted I did not know, eagerly waiting for his explanations.
Obnoxious man, in a patronizing tone:
-…….Well,… this is a mammoth. I don’t think Napoleon showed up with any mammoths.
Mr. Obnoxious quickly left.
If I ever see him again, should I tell him it is actually Hannibal, about 2000 years earlier, who crossed the Alps with elephants?
Poor guy was not able to find any living mammoth either.