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Date: Thu, 7 Mar 1996 16:44:15 -0500 (EST)
Subject: BLAGUES-L: Does anybody have a B.C. at home?

Date: Thu, 7 Mar 1996 09:47:29 -0500
From: Philippe Reid

My friend is a rather old fashioned lady, always quite delicate and
elegant, especially in her language.  She and her husband were planning
a weeks vacation in Florida so she wrote to a particular campground and
asked for a reservation, but didn't know quite how to ask about the
toilet facilities and couldn't bring herself to write the word "toilet"
in her letter.

After much deliberation, she came up with the old fashioned term
"bathroom commode", but when she wrote that down she still thought she
was being forward, so she started over again.  She wrote the entire
letter and referred to the bathroom commode as merly B.C.  Does the
campground have it's own B.C. was what she actually wrote.  Well the
camprgound owner couldn't figure out what the woman was talking about,
as he wasn't old fasioned at all.  That B.C. buisness really stumped

After worrying about it for a while, he showed the letter to several
other campers who couldn't imagine what the lady meant either.  The
campground owner, finally coming to the conclusion that the lady was
asking about the location of the local Baptist Church, sat down and
wrote the following letter:

Dear Madam,

   I regret very much the delay in answering your letter, but I now take
the pleasure of informing you that the B.C. is located 9 miles north of
the campground and is capable of seating 250 at one time.  I admit it is
quite a distance if you are in the habit of going regularly, but no doubt
you will be interested to know that many people take their lunch along and
make a day of it.  They usually arrive early and stay late.  The last time
my wife and I went was 5 years ago and it was so crowded we had to stand
the entire time we were there.  It may interest you to know that right now
there is a supper planned to raise money for more seats.  They're going to
hold it in the basement of the B.C.  I would like to say it pains me very
much not to go more regularly, but it is surely not for lack of desire on
my part. As we grow older, it seems to be more of an effort, particularly
in the cold weather.  If you desire to come down to our campground,
perhaps I could go with you the first time you go, sit with you, and
introduce you to the folks. Remember this is a friendly community.  Yours

			       the campground owner

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