Rosey says that that her friend told her the name of her city is French for Two Loos (loo being the English slang for toilet) and she seems to find it funny that there are at least 6 public conveniences in the town, far more than the name would suggest! I suggested that her friend was probably teasing her. She gave me one of her head-on-one-side looks, and then broke into a smile. No words, just a smile!
.‘So’ she said after a while ‘isn't Nice called Nice because it’s nice? Or Brest called Brest because of a perfectly formed round hill in the city centre?’
.‘I don’t think so’ I said.
.It’s at times like this that I sometimes wonder if the joke is on me – it’s me that’s being teased!
I’d like to think not.
.She was full of tales of her vacation, too many for me to relate here. She is threatening to write a story about it. I promised I’d publish it here if she does. I hope it’s a promise I won’t live to regret.
.She told me that she spent some time talking to a flight attendant on the plane home. I jokingly said ‘What, a tart with a cart, a dolly with a trolley?’ She wrinkled her nose, frowned and said ‘No, a flight attendant’ then looked at me as if I were stupid!
During their conversation it seems the subject of breaking wind in confined spaces came up! Rosey learned that one never encounters unpleasant odours during a flight because of carbon pads built into the seat bases. She asked me if I thought it was true. I said I thought it was perfectly feasible.
I said to Rosey that I'm certain she would never fart on a plane.
'Of course not' she said. 'Polite women only do ladypuffs'
Then suddenly her serious face traded places with her comical one and I realised a joke was on its way!
.‘Why’ she asked ‘do British Airways aeroplanes never have babies?’
..‘I don’t know’ I said. ‘Why do BA planes never have babies?’
.‘Because British Airways always pull out on time’ she said.
.As with all Rosey’s jokes I can’t be sure that she actually got it herself. But I laughed and she laughed and that’s all that matters.
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