A story is told about a lady who was rather old-fashioned, always
quite delicate and elegant, especially in her language. She and her
husband were planning a week's vacation in Florida, so she wrote to
a particular campground asking for a reservation.
However, she wanted to make sure the campground was fully equipped, but
didn't quite know how to ask about the toilet facilities. She just
couldn't bring herself to write the word "toilet" in her letter.
After much deliberation, she finally came up with the old-fashioned
term BATHROOM COMMODE. But when she wrote that down, she still
thought she was being too forward. So she started all over again
and rewrote the entire letter referring to the bathroom commode
merely as the BC. "Does the campground have it's own BC?" is what
she actually wrote.
Well, the campground owner wasn't old-fashioned at all, and when he
got the letter, he just couldn't figure out what the woman was
talking about. That BC question really stumped him.
After worrying about it for awhile, he showed the letter to several
campers, but they couldn't imagine what the lady meant either. So
the campground owner, finally coming to the conclusion that the lady
must be asking about he local Baptist Church, sat down and wrote the
I regret very much the delay in answering your letter,
but I am pleased to inform you that a BC is
located only nine miles north of the campground, and is capable
of seating 250 people at one time. Yes, it is some
distance away, if you are in the habit of going regularly,
but no doubt you will be pleased to know that a lot
of people take their lunches along and make a day of
it. They usually arrive early and stay late. It is such a
beautiful facility and the acoustics are marvelous. Even the
normal delivery sounds can be heard by everyone in the building.
The last time my wife and I went was about six years ago, and it
was so crowded we had to stand up the whole time we were
there. It may interest you to know that a buffet dinner
is being planned to raise money to buy more seats. They are going
to hold it on the patio of the BC.
It pains me very much not to be able to
go more regularly, but it surely is no lack of desire on my
part. As we grow old, it seems to be more of an effort to go,
particularly in cold weather.
[ Author Unknown -- from 'Colorado Comments' -- Ed:anon. ]
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