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Mary Poppins


No serious joke (and there's yet another oxymoron) site about the English language could be complete without a collection of puns. Here's one of them.

Mary Poppins is driving home, but due to worsening weather, she decides to stop at a hotel for the night. She approaches the receptionist and asks for a room for the night. "Certainly madam," he replies courteously. "Is the restaurant still open?" inquires Mary. "Sorry, no," comes the reply, "but room service is available all night. Would you care to select something from this menu?"

Mary peruses the menu. "Hmm, I'd like cauliflower cheese please," says Mary. "Certainly, madam," he replies. "And can I have breakfast in bed?" asks Mary politely. The receptionist nods and smiles. "In that case, I'd love a couple of poached eggs, please." Mary then retires to her room for the night.

The next morning Mary comes down early to check out. The same receptionist is still on the desk. "Good morning madam... Sleep well?" "Yes, thank you," Mary replies. "Food to your liking?" asks the clerk.

"Well, I have to say the cauliflower cheese was exceptional, I don't think I've had better. Shame about the eggs, though... they really weren't that nice at all," replies Mary.

"I see. Perhaps you could contribute these thoughts to our Guest Comments Book. We're always looking to improve our service and would value your opinion," said the receptionist.

"OK, I will... thanks!" replies Mary, and then scribbles a comment into the book. Waving, she leaves to continue her journey. Curious, the receptionist picks up the book to see what she has written.


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