IJMC - Prostitute's Babies
If I was thinking straight I might say something more interesting,
however, I am not, so I won't. -dave
Source: a Marconi installation engineer told me this in 1960 and I
haven't heard it since unless I've told it.
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
The mother realises that she is referring to the prostitute day
shift, but hedges - "I expect they are waiting for their friends, or
looking at the Roman architecture, dear".
The taxi driver flips back the partition and says:
"Go on, a-mother. Tell her they're prostitutes!".
"Mummy what are 'prostitutes'?"
With a 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