I tried to get some free drinks in the exclusive Silver Suckling lounge at the Charles André Joseph Marie de Gaulle Airport in Paris, but I couldn't bluff my way past the receptionist.
"I am sorry, monsieur," she said, "but you must have a Silver Suckling frequent flier executive membership card as well as a boarding pass for a Suckling Airways flight to enter."
"I'm sorry," I replied, "but it would appear neither of us are frequent suckers."
I could tell by her smile that she understood what I said, but she pretended to be confused. Of course, the Parisians always pretend not to understand any language except French. C'est la vie ...