Thursday, March 25, 2010

Importance of Effective Communication

Importance of Effective Communication: A very prim, proper, and religious young lady was planning a vacation for herself and her husband. Knowing that he liked to go camping, she decided to book a camping trip to his favorite place. She wanted to make sure the campground was fully equipped, so she wrote a letter to the campground  to find out about the facilities. In her letter, she just couldn't write the word toilet. She thought about writing bathroom commode, but that seemed just as vulgar to her. Therefore she decided to use the initials B.C. The sentence in the letter actually read " Does your campground have it's own B.C."
When the campground owner got the letter, he couldn't figure out what B.C.meant. After showing it to his wife and some other campers, they finally determined that B.C. meant Baptist Church. So the lady wanted to know about the local Baptist church. Therefore when he wrote her back, he wrote:

Dear Madam,

I regret the delay in answering your letter. I am very glad to inform you that a B.C. is located just 9 miles north of the campground, and has a seating capacity of 250 people. I admit it is a bit far away if you are in a habit of going regularly, but you'll be pleased to know that many people take a lunch with them and make a day of it.
The last time my wife and I went was about two months ago, and it was so crowded we had to stand up the whole time we were there. It may interest you to know there is a supper planned to raise money to buy more seats.
    I would like to say it pains me greatly to not be able to go more regularly, but it is not for a lack of desire on my part. As we grow older, it seems to be more of an effort.
If you decide to come to the campground, perhaps I could go along with you. I'd be glad to sit with you and introduce you to the other folks.  You'll find this is a very friendly community!

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