FileTitle: Prose2153.html
Category: Humor
Type: Prose
Description: Water Closet
Water Closet 

   An English schoolteacher was looking for rooms in Switzerland. She called
upon the local schoolmaster to help her find an apartment that would be
suitable. Such rooms were found, and she returned to London for her
belongings. She remembered that she had not noticed a bathroom, or as she
called it, "a water closet." She wrote to the schoolmaster and asked if there
was a "W.C." in or near the apartment.    
The schoolmaster, not knowing the English expression, was puzzled by the
"W.C.," never dreaming that she was talking about a bathroom. He finally
sought advice from the parish priest. They concluded that she must mean a
Wayside Chapel. The lady received the following letter a few days later. 
Dear Madam:    
The W.C. is located 9 miles from the house, in the heart of a beautiful grove
of trees. It will seat 150 people at one time, and is open on Tuesdays,
Thursdays and Sundays.    Some people bring their Iunch and make a day of it.
On Thursdays there is an organ accompaniment. The acoustics are very good.
 The slightest sound can be heard by everyone.  It may interest you to know
that my daughter met her husband at the W.C.  We are now in the process of
taking donations to purchase plush seats.  We feel that this is a long-felt
need, as the present seats have holes in them.  
My wife, being rather delicate, hasn't been able to attend regularly.  It has
been six months since she last went.  Naturally, it pains her not to be able
to go more often.
I will close now with the desire to accomodate you in every way possible, and
will be happy to save you a seat either down front or near the door, as you

Author unknown
Excerpted from the commencement address of Roger Dunker
Submitted to "On the Lighter Side" by Joanne Duncalf