A Taxi Tour of Rome
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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Wed, 29 May 96 15:03:49 -0700
Subject: A Taxi Tour of Rome
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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".
© 1996 Peter Langston