Tuesday, February 25, 2014

AC and the WC

I hope you all realize that the sign on my last post was pretty well the anti-me, but I think it was kind of funny. I saw it up at The Country Depot along with many others. I have taken to snapping a new sign photo when I drop in there.

In point of fact, ladies are always welcomed in my man cave, sometime with open arms. Very little beer is consumed, and I have been known to enjoy the occasional chick flick.

Not only that, but I swear that I put the seat down. I even put the lid down. In fact, I may actually do that more rigorously that the queen of this lair.

Except at night. Since she goes to bed earlier and makes no potty trips for 10 hours, I have taken to leaving both the seat and lids up during those long hours. It's the thoughtful things to do really, rather than my banging and crashing said appliance umpteen times a night and perhaps taking a chance on waking the lady.

And she very seldom arises early enough to see nothing but pristine lid, so it's all good.

So, there you have it. AC has very good WC manners.

(AC= Anvilcloud // WC = water closet (aka bathroom, washroom, toilet, loo, latrine, facilities etc) )

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More importantly, I leave you with a joke about the WC that goes way way back for me. It's a bit of a variation from what I remember but the essence in intact. In the version that I recall, it was the Wesleyan Chapel and not the Wayside Chapel, but it works either way.


The Wayside Chapel

An English schoolteacher, was in Switzerland and looking for a room to rent for when she would begin her teaching there the following fall. She asked the schoolmaster if he would recommend any. He took her to see several rooms, and when everything was settled she returned home to make final preparations for the move. When she arrived home, the thought suddenly occurred to her that she had not seen a Water Closet (toilet) around the place. She immediately wrote a note to the schoolmaster asking him if there was a "W.C." near the room.


The schoolmaster was a poor master of English so he asked the parish priest about the meaning of the letters "W.C." and the only solution they could come up with for the letters was "Wayside Chapel". The schoolmaster then wrote the following note to the English lady seeking a "W.C." with her room.

Dear Madam: 

I take great comfort in informing you that a "W.C." is situated nine miles from the house in the corner of a beautiful grove of pine trees, surrounded by lovely grounds. It is capable of holding 229 people, and it is open on Sundays and Thursdays only. As there are a great many people expected during the summer months, I would suggest that you come early, although there is usually plenty of standing room. This is an unfortunate situation, particularly if you are in the habit of going regularly. You will no doubt be glad to hear that a good many bring their lunch and make a day of it, while others, who can't afford to go by car, arrive just in time. I would especially advise your ladyship to go on Thursdays when there is an organ accompanist. The acoustics are excellent and even the most delicate sounds can be heard everywhere. It may interest you to know that my daughter was married in the "W.C." and it was there that she met her husband. I can remember the rush there was for seats. There were ten people to a seat usually reserved for one, and it was wonderful to see the expression on their faces.

The newest attraction is a bell, donated by a wealthy resident of the district, which rings every time a person enters. A Bazaar is to be held to raise money for plush seats for all, since the people believe it is a long felt want. My wife is rather delicate so she can't go regularly: it is almost a year since she went last. Naturally it pains her not to be able to go more often. I shall be delighted to reserve the best seat for you, if you wish, where you will be seen by all. For the children there is a special time so that they will not disturb the elders.

Hoping to have been of some service to you, I remain,

Sincerely, The Schoolmaster

9 comments:

Tabor said...

Having lived in parts of Asia and the South Pacific the W.C. term is fairly common.

troutbirder said...

I copied the mancave rules and posted them If I'm never heard from again I'm sure you'll understand why....

TexWisGirl said...

no no no... on the joke, that is.

laughed at your sharing of your w/c habits. :)

Country Gal said...

I thought it was funny . My mum would of said typical man lol ! Hey no one is perfect that's boring lol ! Yup my hubs has good WC manners to and is very placid guy . But I don't expect him to be perfect after all he is a male ha ha !!!!! Thanks for sharing . Have a good day my friend !

Donna said...

Hahahaaaa....funny...both you AND the joke!Hahaaa
hughugs

Jimmie Earl said...

Love it. If I had a man cave I'd have to have that sign. Of course, living alone, my whole house is my man cave. So do I really need the sign.
Notice that I am up and running again? Glitch fixed just by resetting Firefox back to original settings and restarting my 'puter. Will wonders never cease??

Hilary said...

Snort.. you're getting into the habit of making me laugh. Thanks for that. :)

The Chicken's Consigliere said...

I'm sending my men to your man cave for a training seminar!

Regenia said...

No worries. Those who follow your blog were confident, I'm sure, that you don't have said mancave rules! Oh my goodness! How communication can get SO complicated over two letters!