• Camping And Toilets

    From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to All on Monday, July 13, 2020 00:07:33
    There are many campers in this area, and this is a prize winning
    story about a camper.


    A rather old-fashioned lady, always quite delicate and elegant in her language, was planning to take a vacation for a week in Florida; so she
    wrote a particular campground for a reservation. She wanted to make sure
    that the campground was fully equipped, but she didn't know quite how to
    ask about 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
    that she was being forward, so she started all over again. She rewrote
    the letter, and referred to the bathroom commode merely as "B.C."

    She also wondered that in case the campground owner was from the
    United Kingdom, she should use the term "water closet" or "W.C". So, in
    her letter, she asked if the campground had its own "B.C." and "W.C".

    Well, she sent the letter off to the campground, and unfortunately
    for her, the campground owner wasn't old-fashioned at all, and he wasn't
    from the United Kingdom. As he puzzled over the woman's letter, he
    couldn't figure out what the woman was asking about, as the "B.C." and
    "W.C." business had really stumped him.

    After worrying about it for awhile, he showed the letter to several
    other campers, but they couldn't imagine what she meant either.

    So, the campground owner came to the conclusion that the lady must be thinking about the location of a local Baptist Church and Worship Center,
    and he sat down, and wrote the following reply.


    Dear Madam,

    I regret very much the delay in answering your letter, but I now take pleasure in informing you that a B.C. and a W.C. are located 9 miles
    north of the campground, and are capable of seating 250 people at one
    time. I admit that it is quite a distance away if you are in the habit
    of going regularly, but you'll be pleased to know that a great number
    of people take their lunches, and make a day of it. They usually arrive
    early, and stay late.

    The last time my wife and I went was 6 years ago, and it was so
    crowded that we had to stand up the entire time that we were there.
    It may interest you to know that right now, there is a supper planned
    to raise money to buy more seats; and the supper will be held in the
    basement of the B.C., with an overflow crowd to the W.C.

    I would like to add that it pains me very much not to go more regularly,
    but it is surely no lack of desire on my part; for as we grow older, it
    seems to be more of an effort, particularly in cold weather.

    If you do decide to come down to our campground, perhaps I could go
    with you, sit with you the first time, and introduce you to all the
    other folks. Remember, this is a friendly community.


    Campground owner
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