Place: Japan, a public bath
Mr. Sumitomo says to Mr Yoshimata: How is your wife?
Mr. Yoshimata: Fine.
Mr. Sumitomo: I am happy to hear that, although I have heard some bad things.
Mr. Yoshimata: what did you hear?
Mr. Sumitomo: I have heard that your wife is having an affair. With a foreign man. And he is a Jew.
Place: The Yoshimata house.
Mr. Yoshimata: How are you this evening?
Mrs. Yoshimata: I am fine, thank you. And how are you, honorable husband?
Mr. Yoshimata: I am fine as well, but I have heard some bad things about you.
Mrs. Yoshimata: What could you have heard, honorable husband?
Mr. Yoshimata: I have heard that you are having an affair.
Mrs. Yoshimata: An affair?
Mr. Yoshimata: With a foreigner.
Mrs. Yoshimata: With a foreigner?
Mr. Yoshimata: And a Jew.
Mrs. Yoshimata: An affair……with a foreigner……and a Jew? Where did you ever hear such mishigas?