An Englishman was showing a foreign visitor round London.
What's that strange building？asked the visitor That's the Tower of London."“Isee. How long did it take to build it？”“ About500 years.”
In my country we could have built it in 5 months，"said the visitor. Shortly after that, they came to St. Paul' s Cathedral（圣保罗教堂）.“ Very interesting！" said the visitor.“ How long did it take to build it？”“ Nearly40 years.” said the Englishman.“ In my country,we could have done it in 40 days at most, said the visitor. This went on all day. They visited most of the best known buildings in the capital. Every time they saw a new one, the visitor asked what it was and how long it d taken to build it. Then he said that it could have been done much faster in his country. Finally the English man got angry with the tourist though he managed not to show it. at last they came to the house of Parliament（国会大厦） and the visitor asked his usual question，“What s that？ The Englishman answered I've no idea, It wasn't there last night.”