Lennon: Ah, it’s happening again. Read this, “Fresh fighting breaks out in Gaza.” Everyday when I read the BBC news, I am bound to find some country in war. Why can’t everyone be neutral like the Swiss?
McCartney: You know, the Swiss army just invaded a neighboring country a few months ago.
Lennon: Are you kidding me! Have you ever seen the flamboyant Swiss guards in the Vatican? Do they look ferocious to you?
McCartney: Ha, I remember thinking that they are more like clowns than guards in those uniforms.
Lennon: Hey, be more respectful. That uniform is a symbol of the Swiss guards' long-standing tradition of loyalty and discipline. I am just saying that the they don't look particularly threatening to me. Besides, do you mean they invade someone with their teeny-weeny Swiss Army knife? Which tool do you think they use to cross the border, the bottle opener or the screw driver?
McCartney: Well, neither. The invasion was an accident.
Lennon: An accident? How can you “accidentally” invade someone?
McCartney: 170 Swiss infantrymen got lost in their routine training and wandered over the unmarked border between Switzerland and Liechtenstein. They marched into Liechtenstein for two miles before they realized their mistake and turned back. According to one of the infantrymen, it was too dark that night.
Lennon: Uh. They got lost? With all their fine watches and delicate machineries, I thought the Swiss are supposed to be famous for their precision!
McCartney: Yeah, maybe they should include a GPS tool in their multi-functional knives.
Lennon: That’s really embarrassing. Did the government of Lie… whatsitsname want retaliation?
McCartney: Liechtenstein. You mean whether they also want to wander into Switzerland someday? Well, no. They made light of the whole thing. Their spokesman said “it’s not like they invaded with attack helicopter.”
Lennon: I guess it would be less like an accident if a helicopter is involved. But really, who would want to invade a country you cannot even name?
McCartney: You are the one who cannot name it. Maybe its name is too sophisticated for you. As for why anyone would want to invade Liechtenstein..., as far as I know, a third of the world’s fake teeth are produced in Liechtenstein.
Lennon: Hmm.... The Swiss surely produce very good chocolates and perhaps very bad teeth…. Bah, if the peace-loving Swiss start to invade people for fake teeth, I am immigrating out of the earth today.