There was an American ambassador to England after the revolutionary war, and his bitter hosts wanted to antagonize him.
So they got a portrait of President Washington, and had it hung in the privy (toilet).
While they were negotiating something, the American Ambassador excused himself His colleagues snickered and waited, but when the ambassadors emerged he didn’t appear upset.
They left the portrait where it was, but were perplexed by the American’s indifference.
They even began to wonder if he might be a loyalist sympathizer.
Finally,…. They even began to wonder if he might be a loyalist sympathizer.
Finally, one day when he returned from nature’s call, they asked him:
“What do you think of the art in the privy?”
“I can think of no more appropriate place for that portrait.”
The English are shocked, and the Ambassador continues,
“Nothing would scare the shit out of a British man as well as General George Washington.”