"There were not enough rooms for so many, of course -- and nowhere near enough bathrooms. I raced to Woolworth's in Lewes, and asked the shop assistant, 'Do you keep chamber pots?' She said the store did have chamber pots available, and I said, 'Give me six dozens, please.' It made quite a sensation."
["One morning at Glyndebourne," Bing recalled on another occasion, "some guests and a number of county people, one of them a general, were sitting about at breakfast when Childs, the butler, came in and said, 'I am sorry to disturb you, sir, but the cook is dead.' There was a moment's uncomfortable silence, broken by the general who said, 'Under the circumstances do you think I could have another sausage?'"]