A man walks into a restaurant and orders squid.
"Certainly Sir," says Jervaise the waiter, "Would
you like to choose your squid from the tank over
"I'll have that little green one with the
moustache" says the customer.
"Oh no!" replies Jervaise "but he's my favourite!
He's so small and cute and friendly. Surely you'd
prefer one of the bigger, meatier ones?"
"No" says the customer "It's got to be that one".
So Jervaise gets the little green squid out and puts
him on the chopping block and raises his knife.
The little squid looks up and smiles, twitching his
bushy moustache into a big friendly grin!
"It's no good", says Jervaise, "I can't do it. I'll
have to ask Hans who does the washing up. He's a big,
tough brute - he'll be able to do the evil deed."
So out comes Hans, while Jervaise disappears off in
tears. Hans picks up the knife, raises it to chop the
little squid's head off and once again the little
friendly squid looks up and smiles, wiggling his
little legs and twitching his little moustache. Hans
finds it impossible to kill him too.
Hans that does dishes can be as soft as Jervaise with
mild green hairy-lip squid.