The elderly American gentleman arrived in Paris by plane. At French Customs he fumbled for his passport. "You 'ave been to France before, monsieur?" the customs officer asked sarcastically. The old gent admitted that he had been to France previously. "Zen, you should know enough to 'ave your passport ready for inspection. The American said, "The last time I was here I didn't have to show it." "Mais ce pas possible. You Americans alwayz 'ave to show your passports on arrival in France!" The American senior gave the Frenchman a long hard look. Then quietly explained: "Well, when I came ashore at Omaha Beach on D-Day in '44, I couldn't find any stinking Frenchmen to show it to."