My Mom was recently going through her files and found a clipping of this humorous story. As you see, this is just one more reason why having your personal “commode” on wheels can simplify your life.
If You Gotta Go, Start Early
A Lady from Baird, Texas says this camping story actually happened to a friend of hers.
My friend is a rather old-fashioned lady, always quite delicate and elegant, especially in her language. She and her husband were planning a weeklong vacation in Florida, so she wrote to a particular campground and asked for a reservation. She wanted to make sure the campground was fully equipped and didn’t know quite how to ask about the “toilet” in her letter. After much deliberation, she finally came up with the old-fashioned word “bathroom commode”. But when she wrote that down, she still thought she was being too forward. So she started all over again, rewrote the entire letter and referred to the bathroom commode merely as the B.C. “Does the campground have its own B.C.?” 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 B.C. business really stumped him. After worrying about it for a while, he showed the letter to several campers, who couldn’t imagine what the lady meant either. So the campground owner, finally coming to the conclusion that the lady must be asking about the location of the 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 the pleasure of informing you that a B.C. 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. The last time my wife and I went was six weeks 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, there is a supper planned to raise money to buy 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 surely is 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 the first time you go, sit with you, and introduce you to all the older folks. Remember, this IS a friendly community.
A & A Lodge and Campground, Amarillo Texas
There you have it. Take your commode with you – buy an RV! Happy Weekend!