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29 May
A Taxi Tour of Rome

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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Wed, 29 May 96 15:03:49 -0700
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Subject: A Taxi Tour of Rome

Forwarded-by: Lani Herrmann <>
Forwarded-by: (Tony Wood)

A rather posh lady is showing her small daughter around Rome in the back of
a taxi.  They pass a railway station and the daughter asks:  "Mummy, what
are all those ladies doing standing around in very short dresses?".

The mother realises that she is referring to the prostitute day shift, but
deftly dodges, saying - "I expect they are waiting for their friends, or
looking at the Roman architecture, dear".

But the taxi driver flips back the partition and butts in:  "Go on,
a-mother.  Tell her they're prostitutes!".

"Mummy what are 'prostitutes'?"  With an exasperated sigh, Mother tells all.  
 The little girl is very interested: "But Mummy, don't they sometimes have  
babies?".  "Well yes dear, I'm afraid they do."  "But Mummy, what happens to  
the babies?".  "Well dear, that's the interesting thing about it:  invariably  
they become taxi-drivers".

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