1)A Western reporter gets lost on the streets of East Berlin. He sees two soldiers standing on the corner. He goes up to them and asks in German for directions to his hotel. They say nothing. He reflects that they might be Russian, so he asks in Russian. No response. He realizes that they could be Polish. He has a little Polish, so he tries that. No reply. He figures he might as well ask in English. Still nothing. He walks away. When he's a block away, one soldier turns to the other and says, "That guy was really smart.He spoke four languages." The other soldier shrugs and says, "What good did it do him?"