Subject:[Flame] Bill Gates in Brussels
Date:Fri Apr 10 14:38:59 1998
Bill Gates in Brussels

    "Brussels police department, how may I assist you?"

    "Uh.. yes.. I just got hit in the face with a cream pie."

    "Okay, sir. Have you called the Brussels police department before?"


    "Well, let me get a little information about you for our records.
     Your name?"

    "Bill Gates"


    "The USA"

    "Native language?"


    "Okay, sir. Your police department ID number is BP31415927. Please
     use this number the next time you call. Now, you say you were hit
     in the face with a pie?"

    "Yes, I was just about to meet with the Belgian Prime Minister. One
     person distracted me while another hit me with a cream pie."

    "We've had other customers report that they were hit in the face
     with a custard pie. Are you sure it was a cream pie?"

    "Well, I have white stuff all over my face and I don't see any
     custard, so I really don't think it was a custard pie."

    "Have you visited the Prime Minister before?"


    "Were you hit in the face with a pie then?"


    "Hmm... have you visited any other Prime Ministers in the past month?"


    "Any pies then?"


    "Okay, well.. let's try something. Go outside the building and come
     in again. I'll wait."

    "Just a minute..." <several minutes pass> "Okay, I'm back."

    "Did you get hit by another pie?"

    "Of course not."

    "Well sir, I don't know what could have caused the first pie, but it
     looks like things are working fine now. I'll make a note of the
     problem, though. If it happens again, please note the exact details
     of the situation and call us again.  Thank you for calling the
     Brussels Police Department. <click>"

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