A MATTER OF COMMUNICATION
There was a nice lady who was a little old fashioned.
She was considering a week's vacation in sunny Florida at a
particular campground, but she wanted to make sure of the
Uppermost in her mind were toilet facilities, but she couldn't
bring herself to write "toilet" in a letter. After considerable
deliberation, she settled on "bathroom commode," but when she
wrote that down, it still sounded too forward, so she rewrote the
letter to the campground, and referred to the "bathroom commode"
as the "B.C.."
"Does the campground have its own B. C.?" is what she actually
The campground owner was baffled by the euphemism, so he showed
the letter around to several people at the campground, but they
couldn't decipher it either. Finally, the campground owner
concluded that she must be referring to the local Baptist Church,
so he sat down and responded:
"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 that 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 full day of it. They arrive
early and stay late!
"The last time my wife and I went was six years ago, and it
was so crowded that we had to stand up the entire time we were
there. It may interest you to know that right now there is a
supper planned to raise money to buy more seats. The supper
is going to be held in the basement of the BC.
"I would like to say that it pains me very much not to be able
to go more regularly, but it is surely from no lack of desire
on my part. 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 to the BC the first time, sit with you, and
introduce you to all the other folks. REMEMBER, WE ARE WIDELY
KNOWN AS A FRIENDLY COMMUNITY, SO COME ON DOWN AND WE'LL ALL
ENJOY THE BC TOGETHER!!!"
Robert (Bob) Pitts
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