Great to see that one come to light again. Don’t think I’ve heard it/seen it for 20+ years!A man walked into a restaurant and ordered squid
'Certainly sir,' says Gervaise -the waiter.
'Would you like to choose your squid from the tank over there.'
'I'll have that little green one with the monstache,' said the customer.
'Oh no,' replies Gervaise, 'but he's my favourite, he's so small and cute and friendly surely you'd prefer one of the bigger meatier ones?'
'No,' said the customer, 'its got to be that one.'
So Gervaise got the little green squid out and put him on the chopping block, and raised his knife and the little squid looked up and smiled, twitching his bushy moustache and a big friendly grin.
'It's no good,' said Gervaise, 'I can't do it, I'll get to ask Hans who does the washing up. He's big, tough brute - he'll beable to do the evil deed,'
So out came Hans, while Gervaise disappeared in tears.
Hans picked up the knife, raises it to chop the little squids head off and once again the little friendly squid looked up and smiled, wiggling his little legs and twitching his little moustache.
So Hans, too finds it impossible to kill him.
Hans that does dishes is as soft as Gervaise
with mild green - hairy-lip-squid