Monday, August 31, 2009

Ever heard an Outhouse referred to as BC?

The story is told of 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. Photobucket

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. Photobucket 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 business 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 following reply:


Dear Madam:
I regret very much the delay in answering your letter, but I now take pleasure in informing you that a BC is located nine miles north of the campground and is capable of seating 250 people at one time. I admit it is quite a distance away, if you are in the habit of going regularly, but no doubt you will be pleased to know that a great number 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.

The last time my wife and I went was 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 right now a supper is planned to raise money to buy more seats.

I would like to say 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, particularly in cold weather.

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

Remember, this is a friendly community.

Sincerely,
Campground Owner

Bless her heart...this proper little lady is probably still on her FC (fainting couch) with the vapors! I enjoyed this little story and just wanted to share it with you all.

Are you in the mood to save Photobucket?

The 2009 Holidays are bearing down on us with breakneck speed...(picture Santa on the back of a wild-eyed reindeer)...Christmas is only 115 days away? Time to start shopping and here's the place to start... Online Auction . You'll find bargains galore.

For the Coke collector or for someone who 'brown bags' it to lunch everyday...here's a new Coca Cola Lunch Tote .at the bargain price of $4.00. Photobucket

While you're there check out Supergrannys Treasures .

have a great day


3 comments:

patbiv said...

Well, I got my giggle for the day, thanks again, Super G! And I do keep checking OLA for bargains. Thanks for the reminder there, too. Pat

Eileen Williams said...

I'm wiping the tears of laughter out of my eyes as I write this! I guess this woman was just too PC to use anything but BC!!!
I would have loved to be a fly on the wall at her house when she opened that letter!

Eileen Williams said...

The tears of laughter are still streaming down my face! That woman was so PC she could only use BC. Thanks for sharing it and not keeping this hilarious story on the QT!