Posted 06-01-2004 at 14:57:50
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An American tourist in London decides to skip his tour group and
Explore the city on his own. He wanders around, seeing the sights and
Occasionally stopping at a quaint pub to soak up the local culture, chat
with the lads, and have a pint of Guinness.
After a while, he finds himself in a very high class neighborhood.....
big, stately residences. no pubs, no stores, no restaurants, and worst
all...NO PUBLIC RESTROOMS. He really, really has to go, after all those
Guinness's. He finds a narrow side street, with high walls surrounding
The adjacent buildings and decides to use the wall to solve his problem.
As he is unzipping, he is tapped on the shoulder by a London Bobbie,
who says, "I say, sir, you simply cannot do that here, you know."
"I'm very sorry, officer," replies the American, "but I really, really
HAVE TO GO, and I just can't find a public restroom."
"Ah, yes," said the Bobbie..."Just follow me". He leads him to a back
"delivery alley", then along a wall to a gate, which he opens.
"In there," points the Bobbie. "Whiz away ,... anywhere you want."
The fellow enters and finds himself in the most beautiful garden he
has ever seen. Manicured grass lawns, statuary, fountains, sculptured
hedges, and huge beds of gorgeous flowers, all in perfect bloom. Since
he has the cop's blessing, he zips down and unburdens himself and is
greatly relieved. As he goes back through the gate, he says to the Bobbie
"That was really decent of you ... is that "British Hospitality ?"
"No," replied the Bobbie, with a satisfied smile on his face, "that is
the French Embassy."